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LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis have all won it at least once. James won the award last year.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I know we all saw the way the game was last year, and we’re going to try to top it,” James said. “Hopefully, it can come down to the wire, like it did last year, but we’ll see. We’ll see what happens.”NEW CAPTAINMilwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo is relishing his first time as an All-Star captain.“I’m comfortable on this stage,” Antetokounmpo said during media day.That doesn’t mean he’s taking this lightly.Antetokounmpo, who has led the Bucks to the NBA’s best record so far this season and is an MVP frontrunner, says the captaincy — and the mere mention of a team being called Team Giannis — is humbling.“If you told me that six years ago … I would have never, never, never thought I would be in this position right now,” Antetokounmpo said.MVP PUSHCharlotte’s Kemba Walker will have the home crowd on his side Sunday night. And while Walker says he hasn’t given much thought to making an All-Star Game MVP push, many of his fellow All-Stars wouldn’t be surprised to see the Hornets’ guard take a swing at winning that award.“Kemba is different,” said Houston’s James Harden, the NBA scoring leader and last season’s MVP. “The way he’s so crafty, his ball-handling, his shot-making ability. He’s been playing at a high level. One of the top players, definitely, as far as playing for the first half of the season, and he’s been doing it for some years now. Definitely one of those guys that gets overlooked.” Adam Silver’s annual NBA address keys on competitive balance “I’m just keeping it real, to be honest,” Davis said while talking with reporters. “I knew that’s all you guys wanted to talk about. I just stated how I feel, I stated my intentions and I go on from there.”Davis confirmed that there was a list of teams on his preferred get-traded-to list — James’ Los Angeles Lakers, along with the New York Knicks, the Los Angeles Clippers and the Milwaukee Bucks.He also denied that the Celtics were not on his list, news sure to delight fans in Boston and not the rest of the Eastern Conference.“They are on my list,” Davis said.The Lakers unsuccessfully tried to acquire Davis, and the Pelicans aren’t exactly sure what happens now. They fired general manager Dell Demps on Friday and replaced him on an interim basis with Danny Ferry, a move that Davis said caught him by surprise but also doesn’t change his thinking that a change of scenery is needed. It’s been argued that the Pelicans might be best served not playing Davis, though the NBA — which has already fined the 2017 All-Star MVP for saying he wanted a trade — would surely come down hard if they sat him for no reason.ADVERTISEMENT NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 23: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans looks on against the Detroit Pistons at Smoothie King Center on January 23, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFPCHARLOTTE, N.C. — Anthony Davis isn’t completely sure if he’s going to play in Sunday’s All-Star game. He doesn’t know how much the New Orleans Pelicans will have him play the rest of this season. Or where he’ll play next season. Or where he’ll play the season after that, either.So Davis, obviously, has a lot of questions.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES “It’s about the best situation for me, the best fit for me,” Davis said. “When the time comes, obviously, I have to re-evaluate my situation and see what market best fits me and go from there.”Here’s some more of what to know about the All-Star game:DIRK AND DWYANENeither Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki nor Miami’s Dwyane Wade expects to play a lot in the game, which they got invited to by Commissioner Adam Silver to commemorate their NBA careers. Nowitzki is in his 21st season, all with the Mavericks, and hasn’t officially said he’s retiring. Wade is retiring after 16 seasons, most of them with the Heat.“I’m getting old,” Nowitzki said. “This doesn’t get old. This is great to be here. Just enjoying the stage one more time.”Wade had his son Zaire on the floor for some of practice on Saturday, as father-and-son were throwing lobs to each other.“He has the same dream,” Wade said, “to one day be sitting up on this podium.”CLOSE GAME?LeBron James is hoping for a close game Sunday.James was one of the players who decided enough was enough when it came to All-Star teams flirting with scoring 200 points, and wanted to find ways to make the game more competitive. It still doesn’t — and won’t — have playoff intensity, but last year’s game was played at a higher level than any All-Star Game had in years, a 148-145 final, and James wants that to continue. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? At All-Star media day, he also had some answers.Yes, Davis wants to keep playing through the end of the season with New Orleans. No, he didn’t eliminate Boston from the list of cities where he would consider playing. Yes, he will test the free agent market in the summer of 2020. And above all else, big market or small market, he insists that having a chance to win is all that matters going forward.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“It’s time to go play ball,” Davis said. “That’s what I’m trying to do.”Davis — provided a shoulder strain doesn’t keep him out — will finally be LeBron James’ teammate Sunday night, when Team LeBron takes on Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Team Giannis in the All-Star Game. The league’s annual showcase exhibition always comes with subplots, and this year, the one where Davis just asked for a trade that didn’t come seemed to generate more All-Star weekend buzz than anything else. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Guyana’s education sector is expected to receive an upthrust in the number of qualified teachers as 418 persons successfully completed their respective courses at the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) on Thursday.The 84th convocation saw 76 persons trained in early childhood, 115 in the primary sector, 223 in the secondary sector and four in the post graduate area. Thirteen students were awarded with distinctions while 403 passed with credit and two persons received the standard pass.Principal of the institution, Viola Rowe in her address, presented statistics which show that the number of males during this period has increased by 31 per cent, when compared to last year.“Of the total number of students presented for this period, 82 per cent are femalePrime Minister Mosese Nagamootoo addressing the trained teachersand 18 per cent are male. In comparison with the last reporting period, we present 18 more males to the education system,” Rowe revealed.However, in retrospect to 2017, there was a 16 per cent decrease in the countrywide centres which would have produced distinction graduates. The principal acknowledged that the institution is not pleased with the declining numbers and it is expected that commendable performance should be seen throughout all centres.“Our records for the reporting period show that only 71 per cent of our centres registered at least one distinction compared to 87 in the last reporting period. We’re certainly not comfortable with this decrease and would like to acknowledge that while individual brilliance or the outstanding performance of any one centre is commendable, albeit that the desired results should be outstanding performances at all centres.”In the 2018 batch, 36 per cent was trained in Mathematics, 20 per cent in English, 14 per cent in Agricultural Science, six per cent in business studies, five per cent inStudent recieving an awardPure Sciences, five per cent in Home Economics, four per cent in Social Studies, four per cent in Industrial Technology, two per cent in Information Technology and one per cent in Spanish.On behalf of the Education Minister, Nicolette Henry, Director of the National Centre for Education Resource Development (NCERD), Jennifer Cumberbatch highlighted some improvements that were made to the facilities and services over the past year.Along with an increase in the water supply, meals are now offered for non-resident students and the dormitories have received a facelift.“With increased investments and improvements to the infrastructure, curriculum and courses, the priority is to provide modern facilities with new equipment, enhanced training and reviewed courses so as to cater for our 21st century needs,” said Cumberbatch on behalf of the Minister.Meanwhile, delivering the feature address was Prime Minister Moses Nagamoottoo, who acknowledged the work of women in society in the Judiciary and other divisions.“The nation places great confidence in our women… The critics look at Guyana and they said it seems as though in Guyana, the women are running things. WeA section of the students graduating from the CPCEhave a Chancellor who is a woman, a Chief Justice… the Director of Public Prosecutions… the Chief Magistrate and 82 per cent of the new teachers in our schools will be women,” said the Prime Minister.Throughout the ceremony, tribute was paid to the first female principal of the institution, Olive Lyken, who would have served in that capacity from 1974 to 1979.This year, Annamarie Iserdeen Samaroo was named the Best Graduating Student.