“Tourism is a key economic activity in Europe. Short-term rental accommodation offers suitable solutions for tourists and new sources of income for people. At the same time, there are concerns about the impact on local communities. ”said Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for the Internal Market. Source: SkiftPhoto: Pixabay Two lobby groups for the sector – EU Travel Tech and the European Family Tourism Association – welcomed the move and expressed hope that data sharing would contribute to more comprehensive tourism statistics across Europe, provide public authorities with a better understanding of economic co-operation and support evidence-based policies. When the first series of data becomes available this year, it will be better understood where the market is. The data will include the number of nights booked and the number of guests. The European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, said the agreement would protect the privacy of both guests and hosts. Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia Group and Tripadvisor have signed an agreement on data exchange with the European Union, reports Shift. The agreement means that reliable information on the short-term rental market will be published through the statistical office Eurostat. This is the first time that short-term rental competitors are coming together to share global market data. Airbnb and other platforms have waged a leading battle across Europe over the accelerated expansion of urban rents. Cities like Amsterdam and Barcelona have imposed restrictions, and many have expressed concern about the impact on house prices.
Sam Swart lined up on the right side of the goal for a free position shot, staring down Coastal Carolina goaltender Harley Barrett. When the whistle blew, Swart exploded off the line before releasing a shot from her right shoulder.The shot was low, bouncing on the ground by Barrett’s feet. Before the goalie knew it, the ball was in the back of the net, and Swart had her second goal of the game. As she dropped her stick, she stumbled — the only time SU’s offense would do so the entire night.In the first 24 minutes of the game, the No. 7 Orange (3-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) scored as many goals as they did in their last game on Saturday against No. 1 Boston College. By the end of the contest, Syracuse had matched its season high and defeated Coastal Carolina (1-1), 18-5, its largest winning margin of the season. It marked SU’s fourth-straight game to begin the season with at least 12 goals, a feat that it achieved just twice all of last year. Paced by Meaghan Tyrrell’s four points, the Orange offense opened the game with a dominating first-half run, a trend that has appeared in every game this season.“Little sluggish the first minute or two, but then we turned it around and got on a roll,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “… Our shooting came around. Overall very happy with the performance of the entire team, again.”Syracuse opened its season on Feb. 8 by outscoring Connecticut 12-1 in the first half. In its second game, against Binghamton, SU scored the first nine goals of the game. Even Saturday against Boston College, the No. 1 team in the country, the Orange offense exploded out of the gate.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSeven goals in the first 22 minutes of the game pushed Syracuse ahead by five and in position for the biggest upset in program history. The Eagles ultimately stopped the run and handed the Orange their first loss, but not before SU’s offense held its own against last season’s national runners-up. Two days after the loss, Syracuse made sure it didn’t suffer the same fate against the Chanticleers.“This was a real quick turn around,” Gait said. “One day to prepare after a tough BC game. It’s kind of what we got stuck with, came out and I thought we played pretty well.”Susie Teuscher | Digital Design EditorWhile Coastal Carolina struck first by scoring just under five minutes into the game, Syracuse didn’t take long to respond. Less than a minute later Tyrrell scored the first of her three goals, kicking off an Orange scoring streak.Megan Carney was next, pouring in a pair of goals that gave Syracuse a lead that it would never relinquish. When Vanessa Costantino scored at the 15:14 mark, just over 10 minutes after Coastal Carolina scored the game’s first goal, the Orange’s lead was 6-1. It prompted a Chanticleers timeout, allowing head coach Kristen Selvage to berate her players in the minute-long huddle.While Tyrrell’s three goals pushed her to eight on the season, second-best on the team, Carney’s pair of scores has her tied for third, with seven. The two freshman attackers have been instrumental to Syracuse’s offense this season and through four games appear to be more than capable of making up for the loss of Riley Donahue, the 26-goal scorer that the Orange lost from last season.“I think me and Meg (Carney) work really well together,” Tyrrell said. “We can definitely do some more work around the crease together.”Selvage’s angry monologue did little to help Coastal Carolina’s cause. With just under five minutes left in the half, the Chanticleers had managed to score their second goal. Syracuse, on the other hand, had poured in six more. Its 13th and final score of the half came with 4:32 left until the break, when Morgan Alexander dropped in her third goal of the game.After scoring, Alexander was hit in the head and fell to the ground. While Selvage stomped her feet on the sideline, Alexander picked herself up and hugged her teammates.After missing her first three seasons at SU due to three separate knee injuries, Alexander is finally on the field for the Orange and has produced immediately. Three goals in her debut against Connecticut have grown to seven goals and two assists through four games as the attacker has carved her way into the rotation.“It’s a huge bonus,” Emily Hawryschuk said. “I think it’s awesome to see someone like Morgan come from years of injuries and make an impact on our team, so it’s really exciting.”It took until the second half for Hawryschuk, Syracuse’s leading scorer, to tally her first goal of the game. By that time, however, it was unnecessary insurance in a contest that, for the third time this season, was controlled by Syracuse’s offense.She’d be joined on the scoresheet by Sarah Cooper, a freshman defender who scored for the first time in her Syracuse career, and Julie Cross, a midfielder who had yet to score this season. Games versus Coastal Carolina, Connecticut and Binghamton allowed the Orange to display their firepower, but against Boston College, SU’s attack failed to last the entire game.With its next five games coming against ranked opponents, Syracuse will have the chance to show if its offensive potential is legitimate.“We’re at a point when we’re gonna hit a tough stage in the schedule, and if we can continue, then what we worked on, we’ll look at as a success,” Gait said. “I think we could’ve scored a lot more goals if we needed to today, but instead, we got the opportunity to play everybody, so we just gotta make sure that we can get that potential to get those numbers up there when we’re playing a top-5 team, top-6 team.” Published on February 18, 2019 at 6:52 pm Contact Eric: [email protected] | @esblack34 Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will play the 2020 NFL season on a one-year exclusive franchise tender after he and the team failed to reach an agreement on a long-term contract by Wednesday’s deadline.Prescott had already signed his tender offer and will earn approximately $31.4 million for the upcoming season before becoming an unrestricted free agent, unless the Cowboys opt to again place the franchise tag on him, a move that would count over $37 million toward the 2021 salary cap. The two-time Pro Bowl selection is one of 10 players who have signed their franchise tenders but were unable to come to terms on multiyear contracts with their respective teams. Two others, Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue and Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green, have yet to sign their offers.IYER: Titans appear to get a good deal on HenryThe Titans were able to agree to a reported four-year, $50 million contract with 2019 NFL rushing champion Derrick Henry just prior to the deadline, while the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs locked up defensive lineman Chris Jones with a four-year, $85 million deal on Tuesday.Along with Prescott, Buccaneers pass-rusher Shaq Barrett, Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree, Vikings safety Anthony Harris, Chargers tight end Hunter Henry, Ravens pass rusher Matthew Judon, Washington guard Brandon Scherff, Broncos safety Justin Simmons, Patriots guard Joe Thuney and Giants defensive lineman Leonard Williams will play under the franchise tag in 2020.Ngakoue has publicly declared his intention to no longer play for the Jaguars and has requested a trade, though the team has yet to find a suitable offer for the standout edge rusher.MORE: NASCAR champion/Eagles fan assesses Prescott’s playNFL.com reported Wednesday that Prescott received a multiyear offer from the Cowboys shortly before the deadline that would have paid him between $33 million and $35 million annually and included over $100 million in guaranteed money. Further reporting said an agreement could not be reached in time. Prescott, 26, is coming off a stellar 2019 season in which he established career highs with 4,902 passing yards and 30 touchdown passes while directing the NFL’s top-ranked offense in terms of total yards per game.Negotiations between the Cowboys and Prescott were likely impacted by the recent 10-year, $450 million extension the Chiefs gave to 2018 NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes that reset the top end of the quarterback pay scale.Judon is currently slated to earn the second-highest salary among the group unable to land multiyear deals after he and the Ravens agreed to a $16.808 million offer, a compromise between the tender rate for a defensive end and linebacker. Barrett, Dupree and Williams have filed grievances arguing they should be designated as defensive ends, which carries a higher tender value than linebackers or defensive tackles.