first_imgClemente Villaverde leave the Atlético de Madrid to start a new stage like General Director of Getafe. The leader, who had on the table offers from institutions linked to football and several clubs, had already transferred to the directors of the rojiblanca entity his desire to face new professional challenges, as As could confirm. For some years now he was managing, but he also had representation functions of the club in the institutional bodies and as spokesperson for the entity. It was usual to hear their assessment after the games on televisions with rights. In addition, it was a fixed in the movements of the team, leading the institutions both in Spain and in Europe. Next weekend, in fact, its presence in Eibar is planned.Clemente Villaverde will be the new General Director of Getafe replacing José María Durán, who has returned to Espanyol. Friendship with Angel Torres has brought him to the Coliseum. They had conversations for a month and will soon become official, but it is already a fact. His experience and his good national and international relations should be of great help to the club azulón that has obtained for his offices a signing of bells. The manager was previously a professional footballer and came to defend Atlético’s shirt in 150 games. He was a member of the team for six seasons, having also been part of his subsidiary. After his retirement, in 1992 he became part of the club to work from the offices, being a trusted person of Miguel Angel Gil Marín, CEO of the club. He currently held the position of manager of the rojiblanco club.last_img read more

first_imgThe draw for the males’s workforce of the Mexican Open Telcel, which takes place between tomorrow and subsequent Sunday in Acapulco, led to a Spanish duel between Rafa Nadal and Pablo Andújar, which is able to play on Tuesday. The Balearic returns to the competitors and is aware of that he’ll not must see Nick Kyrgios, his executioner final yr, until a hypothetical final. On their method to that final sport would be, by rating, De Miñaur, Lajovic and Wawrinka. In the ATP 500 that Nadal received twice (2009 and 2013) there may very well be a brand new turnaround in the classification, however the Spanish does not depend upon itself, because it must raise the title and that Novak Djokovic, present primary, does not advance a lot in Dubai. Rafa and Andújar have met 3 times, all with victory of the winner of 19 Grand Slams, and they’ve not been seen since the semifinals of Rio de Janeiro in 2014. Will probably be their first exhausting observe duel.Two different Spaniards will likely be in the Acapulco field: Pedro Martínez, quarterfinalist in Rio to be measured with Moldovan Radu Albot on the aspect of Nadal, and Feliciano Lopez, who will face the recovered British, current winner in New York, Kyle Edmund.last_img read more

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson When Hayward entered free agency, Boston was thought to be high on the list to land him because of his previous association with coach Brad Stevens.Stevens was Hayward’s college coach at Butler, and the pair came within a missed last-second shot by Hayward of winning a national championship.While Hayward said the ultimate decision to leave Utah for Boston was basketball-driven, he said the connection he had with Stevens was a factor.“I always had a dream to play in the NBA, but he was the first person to tell me that I could get there some day,” Hayward said.After growing into a first-time All-Star with the Jazz, he now will have the chance to play a key role again in a “position-less” system that promises to utilize Hayward’s skills as a scorer and passer.TRIMMER SMARTGuard Marcus Smart will look a little different on the court this season after shedding 20 pounds in theoffseason.He said he struggled with back pain during the latter part of last season at 240 pounds and made it a priority to change his diet and slim down.One thing that won’t change, Smart said, is how he plays the game. His physique has changed, along with many of the players around him. But the goals are the same, even has he prepares to take on a new role as one the Celtics’ veterans. Smart, Horford, Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown are the only returning players from last year’s roster.“Marcus is a critical part of our team,” Stevens said. “I think ultimately we want our identity to be a team that gets better every day. And I think his mindset, his competitive spirit, his toughness, his will — all of those things make teams better.” 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Still, he downplayed the idea that this season is more important than any other during his six-year career.“Every moment in my life is pretty important,” Irving said. “I wouldn’t say that it’s the most important. I would say it’s probably the most interesting.”Here are some things to watch for with the Celtics this season:EARLY REMATCHOne of the byproducts of the deal that brought in Irving was that president of basketball operations Danny Ainge had to part with Thomas, who had become not only a two-time All-Star, but the team’s emotional leader as well.A hip injury he suffered in the playoffs won’t allow Thomas to be on the floor when his new Cavaliers team hosts the Celtics in both team’s season opener on Oct. 17.But it will make for an interesting on-court reunion for Irving and James.REUNITEDADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img Then Irving was in the spotlight again as the centerpiece of a league-shaking trade that sent him to the rival Boston Celtics in exchange for a package that included Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder.Now detached from the partnership he created with LeBron James, Irving enters the 2017-18 season as one jewel of the Celtics’ offseason overhaul, along with Gordon Hayward, who signed as a free agent.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogOnly four players remain from Boston’s roster from a year ago, when it outfought Cleveland for the East’s top seed, only to fall to the Cavs in five games in the Eastern Conference finals.Along with Al Horford, the Celtics have a brand new “Big Three” as they continue their pursuit of the Cavs. While Irving maintains his departure from Cleveland wasn’t about James, he now has exactly what he says he wanted: the leadership role in building a championship team. UP ends slump, sends UST reeling to eighth straight loss Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving, left, and Gordon Hayward look on from the bench during the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Boston, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)BOSTON — Kyrie Irving turned the NBA world upside down multiple times this summer.It happened the first time after news leaked out that he had asked the Cleveland Cavaliers front office to trade him from the team he helped lead to a championship in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenelast_img read more

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal In typical fashion, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner accelerated to beat several opponents before looking up briefly and shooting into the back of the net.Ronaldo was also involved in other chances, using his trademark step-over moves to befuddle defenders.READ: Attorney: Ronaldo rape report documents altered, fabricatedRonaldo last played against Udinese nearly two weeks ago, scoring a goal in his team’s 2-1 victory.“I see Cristiano as being serene, even though he’s not going through a great moment because of everything that is happening off the field,” Juventus teammate Andrea Barzagli said last week.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nuggets extend contract of coach Michael Malone Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Normally the star of his national team, the 33-year-old Ronaldo was left off Portugal’s squad for games against Poland and Scotland. The team won both anyway.READ: Ronaldo rape allegation moving on 2 legal tracks in NevadaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBut he’s back now, and is expected to be in the lineup when Juventus hosts Genoa in Serie A.On Tuesday, Ronaldo posted a selfie on social media of himself driving his car, with his sunglasses perched on his nose. He then scored in Wednesday’s practice match against fourth-division club Chieri. FILE – In this Aug. 25, 2018 file photo Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo looks to the sky as he reacts during the Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Lazio at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy. Ronaldo is being sued by a Nevada woman who said he raped her in the penthouse suite of a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 and then dispatched a team of “fixers” to obstruct the criminal investigation and trick her into keeping quiet for $375,000. The suit filed Thursday asks the Clark County District Court to void the 2010 settlement and non-disclosure agreement, claiming the woman was so traumatized by the events that she was incapable of participating in negotiations. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)MILAN — Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Juventus started with a selfie, included a goal in a practice game, and will likely end up with a starring role on Saturday.Ronaldo, who has been accused of rape and is facing a civil lawsuit in the United States, had the weekend off while his Italian team was idle during a break for international matches.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Ronaldo is a great professional and he’s showing that, as he did at Udine, where he scored a great goal. And we hope that in the future he will bring us these trophies that he has already won and many of us haven’t.”One title Ronaldo has but many of teammates don’t is the Champions League. Ronaldo won it once with Manchester United in 2008 and four times with Real Madrid, including the last three years.READ: Ronaldo denies hotel sex attack, calls rape ‘abominable’After facing Genoa, Juventus will head to Ronaldo’s old home of Old Trafford to face Man United in the Champions League on Tuesday.Ronaldo has been accused of rape by Kathryn Mayorga, who says he assaulted her in Las Vegas in 2009. The 34-year-old Mayorga has filed a civil lawsuit in Nevada state court seeking money from Ronaldo and a court order to void a non-disclosure agreement the court filing acknowledges she signed when she accepted $375,000 in 2010 to keep quiet.Las Vegas police also reopened a criminal sexual assault investigation at her request.READ: Lawyer: Ronaldo rape accuser ’emotionally fragile’The Associated Press typically does not name people who say they are victims of sex crimes, but Mayorga gave consent through her lawyers to make her name public.Ronaldo’s attorney, Peter S. Christiansen, has denied wrongdoing by Ronaldo, branding documents that led to media reports about the rape claim “complete fabrications” and asserting that the encounter in a Las Vegas hotel was consensual. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

first_img 9. Lewis Cook (Bournemouth) – Cook started against Man United on his Premier League debut and didn’t look out of place. Eddie Howe, his manager said he and fellow debutant Jordon Ibe did well. “He was never daunted and I had no issues in playing him today, he stepped up superbly.” 4. Vincent Janssen (Tottenham) – Tottenham’s £17m signing made an instant impact when came on for Eric Dier in the second half against Everton. He will ease the burden on Harry Kane up front judging by this display and was unlucky not to get a goal on his debut. There was a reason for that, as you’ll see… 14 14 8. Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool) – Did you see his pass to Lallana for Liverpool’s second goal against Arsenal? It was superb although he should definitely have scored a goal of his own when presented with a free shot. 14 14 14 14 14 6. Fernando Llorente (Swansea) – There was plenty in this performance for Swansea fans to be excited about. Llorente’s presence on the ground and in the air was felt in his debut against Burnley, which the Welsh club won 1-0. 11. Ragnar Klavan (Liverpool) – Klavan had a good showing against Arsenal alongside Dejan Lovren even if the team did ship three goals. He was pretty solid, but was it enough to keep Joel Matip and Mamadou Sakho out of the side? 14 14 2. Eric Bailly (Man United) – What else can you say other than he just showed he is a very, very good defender. There was power and pace and Sky Sports commentator Alan Smith thinks Bailly is exactly the type of centre half Man United have needed. He’s only 22 and fans also loved his performance even if it was only against Bournemouth. 14 3. Maarten Stekelenburg (Everton) – The goalkeeper was Ronald Koeman’s first signing as Everton manager and against Spurs on his debut he made two brilliant saves towards the end. It looked as though Tottenham might actually leave Goodison with three points, but he denied Vincent Janssen superbly as well as Erik Lamela. “At the moment I’m the no.1 and I plan to finish the season as no.1,” he said after the game. 14 10. Ahmed Musa (Leicester) – Leicester lost, but £16m summer signing Musa looked lively. He was a handful at times and set up Jamie Vardy, but the England striker could not finish. 7. Nathan Redmond (Southampton) – Signed from Norwich, Redmond started against Watford and scored on his debut. According to the 22-year-old made four key passes and showed off his dribbling, while Southampton’s other summer transfer, Pierre-Emile Hojberg showed off his very good passing in his 35-minute appearance. 13. John Stones and Nolito (Man City) – Both began the game against Sunderland and both did pretty well even if their debuts were uneventful. Man City won, which was the most important thing and Nolito came close to scoring when he cut on from a wide position and curled the ball just past the post. Stones looked comfortable, too, even if he did leave a big space at the back for Jermain Defoe to score. He’ll face tougher tests. 14. Alvaro Negredo (Middlesbrough) – scroll through the gallery to see the best of the recent Premier League debuts – He wasn’t dazzling, but Negredo did what he was signed for and that is score goals. It took him 11 minutes into his Riverside debut to open his account in the 1-1 draw. 14 14 5. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Man United) – In the first half against Bournemouth Ibrahimovic touched the ball just 19 times and none were in the opposition’s box, but just like in the Community Shield when it was easy to forgot he was there, the striker popped up with a goal. He did the same on his Premier League debut, which is what he is there to do. His presence is huge. 14 12. Rob Holding (Arsenal) – It was 20-year-old Holding’s debut and he probably expected that first appearance to come later in the season after arriving from Bolton in the summer. Injuries to Arsenal’s first choice defenders, though, meant he started against Liverpool in the 4-3 defeat. He’ll have to do better but it’s not his fault he was thrown in at the deep end. As long as you don’t ‘do a Jonathan Woodgate’ on your debut then everything tends to be alright.A reminder: Woodgate was making his long awaited first appearance for Real Madrid in 2005 but scored an own goal and was sent off against Athletic Bilbao.Nothing as good as that happened on the opening day of the 2016/17 Premier League season, so talkSPORT looks at the best of the debuts across the weekend. PREMIER LEAGUE SQUADS RANKED BY SQUAD DEPTHScroll through the gallery to see how each player got on. 1. Sadio Mane (Liverpool) – Philippe Coutinho’s first goal was fantastic, but Sadio Mane’s debut strike was pure class. His £34m transfer fee looks like money well spent.last_img read more

first_imgA coffee morning in aid of Donegal Hospice took place yesterday afternoon at John Mangan’s house in Mossfield.The day was a great success and craic was had by all who came along.The late Betty Mangan and her family, including from left Rosemary, Gary John and Jacki. The family hold a coffee morning at their home in aid of the Donegal Hospice in her memory every year.John Mangan organizes annual coffee mornings for Donegal Hospice in memory of his late wife Betty and last year raised almost €700 for the hospice! Photography by Brian McDaid.  Picture Special: Big turnout for Coffee Morning at John Mangan’s house! was last modified: September 18th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:betty mangancoffee morningdonegal hospicejohn manganlast_img read more

first_imgThe Congress on Wednesday swept the local body by-elections held in 21 districts of Rajasthan for selecting the members of zila parishads, panchayat samitis and municipalities. The Opposition party registered an impressive victory in all the three local bodies for which polling was held on Tuesday.Of the six zila parishad seats where bypolls were held, the Congress won four, while the party registered a victory in 12 of the 20 panchayat samitis which went to bypolls. Congress candidates were declared elected in four of the six urban local bodies of municipalities.Independents winThe ruling BJP won one zila parishad seat, eight panchayat samiti seats and two municipality seats. Independent candidates were declared elected on one seat each in zila parishads and panchayat samitis.The Congress won all the three local body seats in Bikaner district and also registered victories in Bhilwara, Karauli, Dungarpur, Ajmer, Jhunjhunu, Churu and Sirohi districts where it routed the BJP. The BJP candidates won mainly in Dholpur district.The local body bypolls were held in the State about a month after the by-elections in the Mandalgarh Assembly and the Alwar and Ajmer Lok Sabha constituencies. The Congress had wrested all the three seats from the BJP and its candidates had won by a huge margin, with the party claiming that it was a people’s verdict against the Vasundhara Raje government’s “failure and arrogance”.With the resurgent Congress posing a serious challenge to the BJP, Pradesh Congress president Sachin Pilot said his party had “comprehensively routed” BJP in a clear indication that the people were fed up with the misrule in which “every section of the society was [being] exploited”.Responsible OppositionMr. Pilot said the Congress had played its role as a responsible Opposition party by ensuring its presence among the people and maintaining a dialogue with different sections, which had led to an increase in its vote percentage in all elections held during the last four years.last_img read more

first_imgAs the strike by Haryana Roadways employees entered the 16th day on Wednesday, State Congress leaders met Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya and sought his intervention to resolve the crises.A delegation of Congress leaders led by former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, which submitted a memorandum to the Governor, alleged that the rigid attitude of the ruling BJP government had resulted in a crises-like situation because of which people of the State were suffering.“The ongoing strike by Haryana Roadways employees, which is being supported by employees of other government departments, has brought most of the government work to a standstill. Routine life has been badly hit and people are suffering,” said Mr. Hooda“The State government should immediately withdraw its decision to award permits to 720 private buses to ensure that the agitation comes to an end and life returns to normal at the earliest,” added Mr. Hooda.Mr. Hooda alleged that the BJP was adamant on its decision as it wanted to extend benefits to certain people. “An independent probe into this would reveal a scam running into hundreds of crores,” he alleged.Bid to block roadMeanwhile, at Bhuna town in Fatehabad and in Bhiwani, police resorted to lathi charge to disperse protesting workers of various government departments, including Roadways employees, after they attempted to block the road which Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar was to take.Bhuna police station SHO Ramesh Kumar said the protesters tried to block the road through which the Chief Minister’s motorcade was to pass. “When the police tried to stop them, they pelted stones,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgHoli is ‘played’ in most parts of India. But the festival is ‘sung’ in a part of Assam, where it goes by another name: Doul Utsav.The wellspring of the festival at Barpeta in western Assam is Barpeta Satra, a Vaishnav monastery that Madhabdev established in 1583. Madhabdev was the prime disciple of Srimanta Sankardeva, the saint-reformer who inspired the Bhakti movement in Assam around the time Guru Nanak, Kabir and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu did elsewhere in India.Madhabdev wrote a few Doul songs such as Faku khele karunamoy (The Lord full of compassion plays Holi) and Dolai Gobinda paramanande (Krishna plays Holi blissfully) for ritualistic celebration of the festival.Borrowed from Bengali But the traders of Barpeta, a major commercial centre for centuries, had by then made the common man’s Doul songs popular. The songs they sung in the celebration of colours were influenced by Bengal’s folk music. “Traders those days used to sail on the Brahmaputra to Dhaka and other Bengal ports. They introduced Holi songs borrowed heavily from Bengali. More than a century ago, a group of nationalist poets, writers and musicians began writing Assamese Holi songs. As their music became popular, the Bengali-influenced songs disappeared,” Priya Ranjan Das, a cultural activist in Barpeta, told The Hindu.Poet Ambikagiri Raichoudhury, writer Prasanna Lal Choudhury and musician Purushottam Das played a major role in the linguistic changeover. “Their songs attained great popularity, giving Barpeta two categories of Holi songs — folk and monastic — that people sing while playing with colours,” he said. The folk songs have no place in the Barpeta Satra where the monastic songs accompany rituals that make Doul last three or five days, depending on the Hindu month — Chaitra or Faagun — and planetary positions.last_img read more

first_imgThe power of anonymous comments—and the liability of those who make them—is at the heart of a possible legal battle embroiling PubPeer, an online forum launched in October 2012 for anonymous, postpublication peer review. A researcher who claims that comments on PubPeer caused him to lose a tenured faculty job offer now intends to press legal charges against the person or people behind these posts—provided he can uncover their identities, his lawyer says. The issue first came to light in August, when PubPeer’s (anonymous) moderators announced that the site had received a “legal threat.” Today, they revealed that the scientist involved is Fazlul Sarkar, a cancer researcher at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Sarkar, an author on more than 500 papers and principal investigator for more than $1,227,000 in active grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, has, like many scientists, had his work scrutinized on PubPeer. More than 50 papers on which he is an author have received at least one comment from PubPeer users, many of whom point out potential inconsistencies in the papers’ figures, such as perceived similarities between images that are supposed to depict different experiments.Recently, PubPeer was contacted about those comments by Nicholas Roumel, an attorney at Nacht, Roumel, Salvatore, Blanchard & Walker P.C. in Ann Arbor, Michigan, who represents Sarkar and spoke to ScienceInsider on his behalf. On 9 June, the University of Mississippi Medical Center announced that Sarkar would join the faculty in its school of pharmacy. 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Science has not seen the letter, but Romel says that in his view, “it made it crystal clear the PubPeer postings were the reason they were rescinding the job offer.” A representative for the University of Mississippi declined to comment on the case, citing prospective employees’ confidentiality.According to Roumel, Wayne State allowed Sarkar to keep the position he had formally resigned but revoked his tenure. The events have “had a devastating effect on his career,” Roumel says. A representative of Wayne State confirmed that Sarkar is employed there but gave no details about any change in his status.Roumel says that because Sarkar suspects the person or persons who posted some of the PubPeer comments also circulated them to the University of Mississippi, as well as to colleagues in his department at Wayne State, he wants to find out their identities and file suit against them. One possible charge is defamation, Roumel says, because he believes several comments—some now removed by PubPeer’s moderators—stray from the facts to insinuate deliberate misconduct, in violation of PubPeer’s posting guidelines. Roumel has exchanged letters with PubPeer requesting the identity of the commenters, but no suits or request for a subpoena have been filed.PubPeer argues that researchers should defend their papers against online comments without resorting to legal action. “Authors have every opportunity to respond directly to any comments on PubPeer they feel are unjustified,” an anonymous PubPeer contact told ScienceInsider in an e-mail. Roumel’s response is that his client has no responsibility to critics who refuse to put a name to their accusations. “I don’t think he has any obligation to provide the data [behind the papers called into question] to anyone other than a journal,” he says.PubPeer’s own liability is a separate issue. If the site merely provided a forum for the comments and did not contribute to their content, as its moderators maintain, they would be immune from libel actions under a section of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, says Nicholas Jollymore, a libel lawyer at Jollymore Law Office P.C. in San Francisco, California, who represents PubPeer. But the effort to identify the commenters may involve a subpoena to PubPeer for information about it users, Roumel says.And although those who post comments have a right to anonymity under the First Amendment, “it’s by no means an absolute right,” says Alexander Abdo, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in New York City. They can lose this protection if there is a strong case of wrongdoing against them. “Whoever is trying to unmask someone needs to show that there is some likelihood of success of their claim,” Abdo says. He says the ACLU would work with Jollymore to defend PubPeer should Sarkar go forward with a lawsuit or subpoena.It’s not clear how much information a subpoena would yield. Users can create a PubPeer account using their e-mail address at an academic or research institution, but others submit “unregistered” comments through the site’s moderators. PubPeer may have names and e-mails for registered posters, but only IP addresses for the others. An Internet service provider may be able to look up who accesses the Internet from an IP address at a given time, Abdo says, but there are also ways to conceal one’s identity from such a search. Asked about possible wrongdoing by the PubPeer community, the moderators replied, “We will do everything possible to protect our users.”last_img read more