BEAUMONT, Texas – The Lamar University men’s tennis punched its ticket to the 2018 NCAA Championships by defeating rival Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the Southland tournament finals Sunday afternoon. The Cardinals found out Tuesday where that ticket would take them. Big Red is headed back to College Station, Texas and will face No. 5 overall seed, Texas A&M (22-5) Friday, May 11th. “Texas A&M is one of the top programs in the nation. There are no easy matches when you get to this point. We knew before the selection show began that we were going to have a tough draw. I know our guys are excited to get there. We have our work cut out for us, but will be ready to play,” added Shankles. College Station is the site of the Cardinals’ first trip to the NCAA Championships under LU head coach Scott Shankles during the 2016 season. The other two teams making up the four-team pod are Arizona State (14-10) and Baylor (20-9). The Bears enter the tournament as an at-large selection after posting a fifth-place finish in the Big 12. Baylor advanced to the conference tournament finals before bowing out to Texas. The Cardinals (10-13) made a stunning run through the SLC Championships to qualify for their third NCAA tournament appearance in as many years. The Red and White knocked off the top-two seeds to qualify for the NCAAs. The journey to the postseason is made more impressive by the fact that the Cardinals qualified for the conference tournament on the final day of the regular season. The opening-round match against the Aggies will take place Friday, May 11th, at 1 p.m. The first and second round matches will be played at the Mitchell Tennis Center. The Sun Devils finished fifth in the Pacific 12 Conference during the 2018 campaign. Arizona State was eliminated from the conference tournament by rival Arizona in the opening round. “We are extremely excited to be headed back to the NCAA Championships,” said Shankles. “Our guys have fought so hard this season, and had to overcome so much. It is great to see their hard work be rewarded.
The Premier League season is ending and already transfer speculation is in full swing for Tottenham, especially after Kyle Walker was left out of their matchday squad.England right-back Walker hasn’t made consecutive starts since early April, missing out in key games with Kieran Trippier starting ahead of him.This has fuelled speculation about the player’s future with Spurs, with Manchester United and Man City both interested in signing him for £40million.And Tottenham supporters took to Twitter after it was revealed he wasn’t in the squad to face Hull City for the final match of the campaign, fully convinced he was leaving the club.You can see what they said below… Tottenham Hotspur right-back Kyle Walker 1
India was the top remittance receiving nation from migrant workers living in the United Arab Emirates in the fourth quarter of 2017, revealed statistics from the gulf nation’s monetary authority.India received a total of Dh14.8 billion, which comprised 34.2 per cent of the total remittances worth Dh43.2 billion during the fourth quarter, reported Khaleej Times. According to the Central Bank of the UAE report, the total remittances from the country increased by 2.2 percent to Dh164.3 billion in 2017 as compared to Dh160.8 billion the previous year. A total of Dh121.66 billion was transferred through money exchanges, while the rest went through financial institutions, Arab News reported.Pakistan followed India, with Dh4.1 billion, receiving 9.4 per cent of the total remittances. The Philippines took the third place with 7.1 per cent while American workers living and working in the UAE sent home Dh2.6 billion or 5.9 per cent of total remittances.The other major recipient countries were recorded as Egypt (Dh2.4 billion; 5.5 per cent), Britain (Dh1.8 billion; 4.2 per cent) and Bangladesh (Dh1.5 billion; 3.6 per cent).Around 800 million family members are estimated to receive money sent by Non-Resident Indian relatives, who number about 200 million worldwide, according to the Arab News report.The authorities in the UAE have been very stringent about the rules and regulation for transferring money in the past years. Financial institutions have been directed to register the details of any person wiring or changing as small an amount as Dh2,000. The move aims to curb money laundering efforts and non-formal remittance activities through hawala transaction — an alternative remittance system, usually trust-based, that is popular among South-Asian workers, and which enables one to send any amount of money home at a lower fee than exchange houses.Indian expatriates sent the maximum amount of remittances back home from the UAE in the third quarter of 2017 as well, according to UAE Central Bank figures released in December 2017. Foreign residents in total sent Dh121.1 billion to home countries between January and September 2017. During the third quarter of the year, Dh43.3 billion was sent by expats to their home countries, of which Indians sent Dh15.46 billion.The total remittances sent during January-September 2017 were 2.1 per cent higher than the amount sent during the same period last year, which was Dh118.6 billion. Related ItemsEconomyRemittanceUAE