Day: September 22, 2010

Tough time for athletes

To go or not to go to Delhi it’s a heartbreaking decision for athletes and their loved ones. Two Brisbane families have agonised over weighing up safety and missing the Games. Karin Adam reports.

Australia target for bank skimmers

Australia has been labelled a key target for ATM skimming and hacking at the National Identity Crime Symposium in Brisbane. Most Australian bank cards are more vulnerable because they use magnetic strips rather than micro chips. Dani Luck reports.

Game designers cash in

Computer games designers say when it comes to making games, you can do it yourself. At the World Computer Congress’s Play IT workshops, students were encouraged to cash in on the rapidly growing industry. Alexandra Atanasov reports.

Cycle challenge to help critical kids

Queenslanders are saddling up and riding their bikes around the clock to help critically injured kids. Employees from Treasury Casino have taken on a 24-hour cycling challenge to raise funds for The Day of Difference Foundation. Tom Kojrowicz reports.

Icons back Gold Coast 600

With only 30 days to go until the Gold Coast 600, two of Australia’s most iconic brands are preparing to join forces. Surf Life Saving Queensland will be the official charity partner with the V8s, and they’re hoping the publicity

Medal hope pulls out of Delhi

One of Australia’s top medal hopes has pulled out of the Delhi Commonwealth Games over safety concerns. Discus star Dani Samuels is the first Australian athlete to withdraw from the Aussie team but officials believe more could follow. Letisha Willocks

Campbell fit for Titans clash

Gold Coast Titans fullback Preston Campbell has been passed fit in time for the team’s Friday night preliminary final clash with the Roosters. Campbell’s return to the squad means his fill-in William Zillman will be benched, despite his star performance

Finals excitment builds

Grand Final excitement continues to grow in Melbourne ahead of Saturday’s big match. Supporters of both teams are flocking to training sessions in a bid to capture a close-up look of their favourite player. Phoebe Clark reports.