Rare public sighting of Top Gun star

The actor, 59, confirmed in 2017 he had throat cancer. RELATED: Tom Cruise makes surprise appearance to unveil Top Gun sequel trailer Kilmer, who was sporting a Clippers hat, jeans and what looked like a trachea breathing device, wasn’t too responsive to a fan on the street that captured the actor on video. Kilmer was spotted in NYC recently. Picture: KAT/MEGASource:Mega While rumours swirl about his health, Kilmer has kept his Facebook page active to squash fake news. “I guess there’s some rumour I’ve passed on but I’m alive and…

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Coyne to front commissioners next week to explain Singapore slip-up

Coyne has admitted he broke the self-reporting rule but hasn’t resigned from his post, although he said he would accept the commission’s decision if the board deemed his position untenable. Loading The letter goes on to say: “It is important for us to handle this matter sensibly by giving Mark natural justice through an opportunity to present his case face to face with Commissioners. A phone hook up is not good enough. “Besides, there are currently three Commissioners overseas in different time zones. I am sure rugby league fans would…

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The harrowing story of a broken Border Force officer and his desperate wife

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Nightmares have ravaged Mike Pritchard for the past 18 months. He screams in his sleep, waking with bleeding knuckles after punching the headboard or smashing a lamp. One night he ripped the sheets, another he accidentally punched his sleeping wife. Mr Pritchard is on leave from Australian Border Force. He spends most days on the couch in his Perth home. He enjoys virtually nothing, and contemplates suicide often. A child’s cry triggers sickening flashbacks. His wife, Kathy, is beyond desperate; sometimes suicidal…

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Low rates won’t boost wages, RBA and government warned

Ms Masters pointed to the US, where the unemployment rate was at a 50-year low and there were 1 million more vacancies than people out of work and yet wage growth was only now starting to lift. In NSW there were 115,000 more people looking for work than available vacancies, in Victoria 98,000 and in Queensland 128,000. While there were substantial vacancies in some industries, particularly administration, and healthcare, there had to be an investment in skills training to match those out of the workforce with potential jobs. Ms Masters…

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There’s more than one way to mislead the public

Loading There’s more than one book for the writing about the extent to which journalists, by the way they choose to report matters, deliberately influence the debate. It is quite possible to seriously mislead the public without actually telling a direct lie. Every journalist knows that. Some of the choices of words might seem small beer. But make no mistake, journalists can have a dramatic impact by the language they choose. They know this very well. There’s a big difference between describing something as a backflip and describing it as…

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Tom Trbojevic on fire again in Sea Eagles romp over Eels

Hasler’s counterpart was equally impressed by the quality of Trbojevic, but scathing of the Eels’ defending that allowed him to shine so brightly. “He’s a really good player but he was playing touch footy today,” Parramatta coach Brad Arthur said. “We gave him too much time and you give a bloke like him too much time, he’ll make you pay.” The Eels offered little resistance to the flying fullback or his winger in tow Reuben Garrick, who scored a hat-trick of tries as Manly claimed outright fifth place on the…

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NRL launch answer to Auskick for next generation of League Stars

“Our strategy needs to provide options. There is this other part of the market which say they just want skill-based development for our kids,” Ellis said. “That is a space where rugby league – outside of the great work our volunteers do in junior league – that’s a space we haven’t been active in with a product like this. “This is an opportunity for us to build that product and to get participants playing in a program that is our version of what those participants have been looking for. We…

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Gold Coast Titans haven’t reached out to Kevin Walters as Justin Holbrook takes interview

As the stalemate continues, the Titans will begin interviewing other candidates for the job this week. The Herald understands Justin Holbrook will be one of those candidates interviewed. Holbrook is keeping one eye on any potential movement at Canterbury but opportunities to take a first NRL head coaching job are few and far between. Kevin Walters hasn’t spoken to the Titans.Credit:AAP With Dean Pay seemingly safe at the helm of the Bulldogs, for now, Holbrook is firming as the coach of choice should Walters remain unavailable. The 43-year-old has steered St Helens…

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‘There’ll be no deals’ on drought relief bill, says Scott Morrison

At stake is a $3.9 billion cash reserve, called the Building Australia Fund, which has been dormant for six years under the Coalition after being set up by the former Labor government to pay for road and rail projects. The government stance may force Labor to acquiesce to the policy to avoid the risk of voting against drought relief. Mr Morrison said Labor needed to “answer a simple question” about whether it would support farmers. “Labor are out of excuses on opposing our Drought Future Fund. They need to tell…

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