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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: Harry Harris

June 7th, 2010
06:14 PM ET

With only a few days away from the start the World Cup in South Africa, many punters may be interested to find out the inside gossip on who has the edge in competition and who may be the dark horse to watch.

What do you want to know about the World Cup?

What do you want to know about the World Cup?

There are also probably a lot of potential viewers that may be newcomers to the sport and who may be feeling a little lost with talk of tournament groups and penalty kick offs.

Well, no reason to fret as one of the world's leading experts in the game is ready to take your questions.

UK football commentator, Harry Harris, has written over 60 books on the game and has just released a new users guide to the run up of the tournament called "Fans' Guide to the World Cup 2010."

The book is full of comments and interviews from some of the world's biggest footballers and it even has predictions on who might do best during the month-long competition.

Harris has written about the game for a number of UK papers including the "Daily Express" and "Daily Mail."

You can follow all the latest World Cup news on our special CNN World Cup site.

Harry Harris is the man who knows more about football than anyone else you will probably meet.


Filed under:  General

Do you care where your meat comes from?

June 7th, 2010
04:32 PM ET

A small butcher shop in Brooklyn, New York is revolutionizing the shopping experience for customers by giving them an opportunity to see where their meat is coming from before they buy it.

The innovative idea is called the “Greenmarket” movement and it is allowing shoppers to not only buy their own cuts of meat, but to also be their very own butcher.

“People want to be close their food, they want to be close their meat and they want to be close to the people that produce it and provide it,” butcher Tom Mylan said.

The move by butchers to show customers their meat before it’s sold is an attempt to educate the public, according to butcher Harry Rosenblum.

“If you go to a supermarket and you're buying pork chops on a foam tray, you can't ask questions of anybody about how that meat was raised, what part of the animal that actually is,” Rosenblum said.

“And so attending something like our pig butchering class where you get to watch the butchers take apart an entire animal and come to understand the anatomy of that animal allows you to you can be a more educated consumer.”

It’s unclear whether the classes will take off, but here's your chance to tell us what you think.

Would you attend a class to find out where your meat came from and how it was dissected? Do you care how you get your meat?

Please leave your comments below and be sure to include where you’re writing from.


Filed under:  General

Tuesday's Connector: Annie Lennox

June 7th, 2010
01:15 PM ET

British singer, Academy award winner and social activist, Annie Lennox has spanned decades as a leading figure in the music and humanitarian arena.

Annie Lennox is your Connector of the Day.

Annie Lennox is your Connector of the Day.

Lennox, who was born in 1954 in Aberdeen, Scotland, began learning to play piano at the age of seven, despite her family suffering from a series of financial hardships during her childhood.

At an early age, her parents realized that Lennox had a natural musical ability and in the 1970's, Lennox won a place at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

After studying flute and classical musical for three years, Lennox joined a British pop band called "The Tourists" as the lead singer. The band had moderate success.

However, it is Lennox's involvement with the synthpop duo "Eurythmics," that catapulted the star to worldwide success.

Along with Dave Stewart, Lennox released a number of best-selling singles including "Sweet Dreams Are Made of This," "Here Comes the Rain Again," and "Who's That Girl?"

In 1992, Lennox embarked on a solo career and released her first album entitled "Diva," which produced the hit singles "Why" and "Walking on Broken Glass."

Lennox has gone on to release four best-selling albums include "Medusa" and "Bare."

The Scottish-born singer has also gone on to win a number of awards including eight Brit Music Awards, a Globe Globe, an Oscar, and three Grammy awards.

Lennox has also been a strong activist for a number of causes including the anti-war movement and the situation in Gaza.

The singer was recently named a Goodwill ambassador by the United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS to help raise awareness for women and children affected by the deadly disease.