Tune in at 16:00 London, 19:00 UAE

Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Wednesday's Connector of the Day: Edwin Moses

February 1st, 2010
04:10 PM ET

Edwin Moses is one of the most celebrated athletes in track and field history.

Edwin Moses clears a hurdle during the 1984 Olympic games.

Edwin Moses clears a hurdle during the 1984 Olympic games.

He won a gold medal during the 1976 and 1984 summer Olympic games for the 400m hurdles and between 1977 and 1987, Moses won 102 consecutive finals.

While the American athlete had a immensely successful athletic career, Moses was also a champion for drug testing and Olympic eligibility.

Moses helped to develop a number of anti-drug policies and in December 1988 he helped to create amateur sports' first random out-of-competition drug testing program.

Moses is also chairman of the reknowned Laureus World Sports  Academy.

Here's your chance to ask this track and field legend your questions.

Do you want to know what he thinks of the Olympic Games today? How does he think drugs are influencing sport? Who are his favorite athletes?

Please post your questions and comments below.


Filed under:  General

Tuesday's Connector of the Day: Jane Goodall

February 1st, 2010
03:55 PM ET

Jane Goodall left her home in London for the jungles of Africa at the young age of 26 - driven by a deep love of animals, her goal was to work with the chimpanzees of Tanzania.

Jane Goodall has been a champion for animal rights.

Jane Goodall has been a champion for animal rights.

In July 1960, under the mentorship of famed anthropologist and paleontologist Dr. Louis Leakey, Goodall began studying several chimpanzee communities in their natural surroundings. Her early findings—that chimpanzees make and use tools, eat meat and engage in war-like activity—profoundly altered our understanding of what it means to be human.

In 1977, she founded the Jane Goodall Institute to continue her pioneering research on chimpanzee behavior.  Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. It also is widely recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa, and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian youth program.

In fact, in 1991, Dr. Goodall's work moved from the forests of Africa and increasingly into the classroom.   She encourages young people to do their part through Roots & Shoots, which today has nearly 150,000 members– from preschool to college - in more than 120 countries and helps to connect people of all ages who share a desire to create a better world.

Five decades on, she is now one of the world's most famous environmental advocates.  In fact, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of her research, one of the longest uninterrupted studies of a wild animal species.  Dr. Goodall, a UN Messenger of Peace, has remained focused on protecting natural habitats and has cemented her role on the global stage as a primatologist, environmentalist and humanitarian.

Here's your chance to ask Dr. Jane Goodall your questions.

Want to know what it was really like living with chimps? What is her favorite animal? What does she see for the future of wildlife and our planet?

How far should aid workers go?

February 1st, 2010
01:16 PM ET

Ten Americans detained and accused of child trafficking in Haiti after they allegedly tried to bus 33 children into the Dominican Republic insist their effort was an attempt to get the children to a shelter.

A large number of Haitian orphans are being sent to countries including the United States and Canada.

A large number of Haitian orphans are being sent to countries including the United States and Canada.

The controversy raises important questions over how western aid organizations are helping orphaned children and how far they can go.

Back in 2007, members of a French charity, Zoe's Ark, were charged by the government of Chad for abducting more than 100 orphans.

Despite the group's claim that the children were orphans from Darfur most of the children were found to have at least one living parent or guardian.

We want to know what you think.

Do you think that taking orphaned children really kidnapping? How far should aid organizations go? Should these aid workers really be charged with kidnapping?

Please leave your comments below.


Filed under:  General

How loyal are you to a brand?

February 1st, 2010
12:25 PM ET

We all know the important role that brand loyalty plays in life - millions of dollars are spent each year on retaining customers and creating the type of brand that consumers want to have.

How important is the brand to you?

How important is the brand to you?

In the aftermath of the worldwide recall of millions of Toyota automobiles, there is an increasing sense that the Toyota brand may now be tarnished.

Other car manufacturers are already preparing special incentives to lure Toyota customers away from a brand they may have been with for years.

We want to know what you think on the issue.

How loyal are you to a certain brand?

Are you the type of person that stays with one company your entire life or do you switch from brand to brand depending on the product and price. How likely are you to switch from a company like Toyota to Ford?

Is brand loyalty in other parts of your life like airlines, computers and phones important?

Please leave your comment below.


Filed under:  General