Kevin Durant confirms he will re-sign with Warriors

first_imgLATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Last offseason, Durant took a $10 million pay cut so the Warriors could keep key cogs Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston.Durant is coming off a phenomenal Finals Game 3 performance, where he put up 43 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists to push the Warriors to a 3-0 lead over LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant takes questions at a press conference before the basketball team’s practiced during the NBA Finals, Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Cleveland. The Warriors lead the series 3-0 with Game 4 on Friday. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Kevin Durant has confirmed that he is staying put in Golden State this summer.In an interview with ESPN, Kevin Durant said that he plans to re-sign with the Warriors, who are on a brink of a third title in the last four seasons.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Walker reminds ‘little brother’ Erram: You have to control your emotions Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trialcenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? “I’m planning on staying with the Warriors, and we’ll figure the rest out,” Durant told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols.Durant is on the first year of his two-year $51 million contract with Golden State with an opt-out clause for the 2018-2019 season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownREAD: On Basketball: Durant shoots down Cavs with long 3—again“Small details” of his new contract have yet to be finalized. According to reports, one of his options would be signing a four-year max contract worth $158 million. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Protestors challenge President to public debate

first_imgVAT on educationAlthough Government had defended the tax on private education, protesters are challenging officials to a one-on-one public debate on the issue, which has exploded into a grave national concern.“Mr President Granger, I have a challenge for you today. I am inviting you to come out of  your office, join us here on a Wednesday and have a public discourse with us right here outside of your Office. Let’s discuss this VAT on education. Let’s see what’s really stopping you from removing the VAT on education for us,” declared a student, Jonathan Yearwood,  who has stood in almost every picketing line outside the various Government entities calling for the removal of the 14 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) on private education.Government has maintained that this tax will remain but promised to review the measure for the 2018 National Budget.But protestors are adamant in continuing their attempts to express displeasure against the policy, which has been described as backward.“(Ministers) have said that they’ve made millions of dollars from taxes throughout (last) year. I am saying it can be suspended and then revoked next year,” Yearwood stated.Finance Minister Winston Jordan had estimated that Government earned some $350 million annually from the tax.A group of protestors outside the Ministry of the Presidency on WednesdayAdditionally, the student expressed disappointment with the withdrawing of the motion for the education tax to be repealed by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland.The tabling of the motion would have sparked a debate at the highest decision-making forum in the country on the education tax.It was expected that the Alliance For Change (AFC) arm of the Government would have supported the motion in light of its public support of the movement against the tax.Stakeholders continue to argue that the education tax will hurt economic development, force persons out of the private education system and put pressure on an already burdened public sector.The group of protestors outside the Ministry of the Presidency on Wednesday was relatively small, but they affirmed that they represent hundreds of individuals who are affected by the policy.They reminded that  more than 15,000 persons had signed the petition against the tax which was submitted to Government.Despite the small turnout, protestors said they would continue to stage picketing exercises every Wednesday outside the President’s office.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had explained that Government could afford to remove the education tax without significantly harming its revenue framework by slashing spending in unnecessary areas in order to maintain its desired revenue stream.last_img read more