Tags: Denis Mwemeziedward gololaNordin BunjoPilsner Super 8proline fcRahmat SsenfukaShafick BisasoSiraje Ssentamutopvipers sc Vipers’ players celebrate after scoring on Wednesday.Pilsner Super 8 2019Proline FC 0-1 Vipers SCStarTimes Stadium, Lugogo Wednesday, 31-07-2019LUGOGO – Edward Golola got his Vipers SC return off to a winning start as the Venoms defeated Proline 1-0 in the Pilsner Super 8.The tactician who was confirmed as head coach last week, had Denis Mwemezi to thank as the new signing scored the only goal of the day.It was not a performance to pride in but the Venoms put out a professional display as they restricted Proline to just possession with out anything to show for it.Professional VenomsThe Venoms are seeking to bounce back from an average 2018/19 season which saw them walk away empty handed. In Wednesday’s game, they handed a host of new faces their debut.It was not a blistering start by Golola’s side as they struggled to impose their authority.Mwemezi who was signed from Ssese this month, got the all important goal in the 25th minute, heading in an Aziz Kayondo cross from the left.The combination of returning Siraje Ssentamu and Brian Nkuubi were solid in the middle with Proline resorting to wing-play.Even after Ssentamu-who was signed from URA FC at the start of the month-was replaced by Rahmat Ssenfuka-after the break, the Venoms never looked like losing their grip on the game.Karim Watambala who was named man of the match could have added a second for Vipers but his fierce drive midway through the second half, was parried away from danger by Hassan Matovu.Abraham Ndugwa tried his luck off a scorpion kick but unlike in the game against SC Villa-last season, the former Masavu FC captain could not find the back of the net.Proline must worry ahead of Confederations CupProline is set to represent Uganda in the CAF Confederations cup but if recent results are to go by, they need to up their game.Having failed to get past the group stages in the CECAFA Kagame cup 2019, Proline were hoping to use the Vipers game as precursor for next weekend’s clash with Malawi’s Master Securities.However, they struggled to create anything meaningful in front of goal throughout the entire 90 minutes.Their best chance fell to Ibrahim Bonyo who shot into the side netting after he was played in through on goal by The lively Sula Ssekamwa.Defender Bernard Muwanga tried his luck from set-plays but either shot straight into the wall or directly at Fabien Mutombora in the Venom’s goal.With Bright Anukani camping with the national team, the creating duties were left to Nordin Bunjo who failed to make telling impact.In the end, Vipers marched into the next round while Proline will now play placement games.What they said after the gameGolola, Vipers head coach“We played good and they executed what we asked them to do. There are some aspects that they did not execute well but we are going to go back and polish.Shafick Bisaso, Proline head coach“It was a good game but we lost in the end. It shows that we still have some work to do before the Confederations Cup and hopefully we will be good to go by next week.Proline starting XIMatovu Hassan, Begesa James, Ssekamwa Sula, Ssenyonjo Arnold, Bernard Muwanga, Mukisa Yusuf, Ibrahim Wamannah, Noordin Bunjo(C), Ibrahim Bonyo, kiwanuka HakimVipers starting XIFabien Mutombora, Innocent Wafula, Aziz Kayondo, Bashir Asiku, Halid Lwaliwa (C), Siraje Ssentamu, Brian Nkuubi, Karim Watambal, Abram Ndugwa, Henry Kitegenyi, Dennis MwemeziPilsner Super 8 upcoming games-August 2nd: Mbarara City vs URA FC-August 4th: Onduparaka vs Tooro United-August 6th: Wakiso Giants vs KCCA FCComments
Are you a shy person with a snarky sense of humor who secretly craves hugs? You might be able to conceal that from your friends, but not from your computer. A new study of Facebook data shows that machines are now better at sussing out our true personalities than even our closest acquaintances. The idea for the study came together last year when psychologist Youyou Wu and computer scientist Michal Kosinski, then both at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, watched Her, a 2013 science fiction film in which a man falls in love with his computer operating system. “By analyzing his digital records, his computer can understand and respond to his thoughts and needs much better than other humans,” Wu says, “including his long-term girlfriend and closest friends.” Wu and Kosinski wondered: Is that possible in real life?They had access to a perfect data set to put the idea to the test. In 2007, their colleague David Stillwell, another Cambridge psychologist, created a Facebook app called myPersonality. With consent, users give the app abundant personal data. Not only do they grant access to Facebook info such as their likes and list of friends, but they also take standard psychological tests and answer survey questions. 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It also became a scientific gold mine. In a 2013 analysis of the myPersonality data published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a team led by Kosinski showed that the pattern of people’s likes on Facebook is enough to predict their personal traits such as gender, race, political persuasion, and even sexuality. The paper was one of the year’s most blogged about and cited.Computationally judging whether people on the Internet are gay or straight based on their Facebook likes is one thing, but determining those people’s personalities more accurately than a human seemed far-fetched, Wu admits. Experiments have shown that “people are very good at judging each other,” she says.One of the standard methods for assessing personality is to analyze people’s answers to a 100-item questionnaire with a statistical technique called factor analysis. There are five main factors that divide people by personality—openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism—which is why personality researchers call this test the Big Five. People can accurately predict how their friends will answer the Big Five questions. “For example, I got a 4.5 out of 5 on extraversion based on my answers about myself,” Wu says, “and my friend got a 4.4 out of 5 based on his answers about me.”Wu, Kosinski, and Stillwell focused on 86,220 people who took the Big Five personality test through the myPersonality Facebook app during the past 2 years. The researchers used those results and the people’s Facebook data to create a statistical model that predicts personality based on Facebook likes. To compare the computer’s accuracy with human judgment, they analyzed results from 17,622 friends of those participants who filled out the 100-item questionnaire based on how they thought their friends would answer. Those people “liked” thousands of things on the Internet—everything from David Bowie and atheism to Rush Limbaugh and smiling. If you really can predict personality from Facebook likes, these items should combine into fingerprints for different personality types.Computers aren’t yet as smart and sultry as the one in Her, but armed with your Facebook data, they can accurately judge your personality in a fraction of a second. Compared with humans predicting their friends’ personalities by filling out the Big Five questionnaire, the computer’s prediction based on Facebook likes was almost 15% more accurate on average, the team reports online today in PNAS. Only people’s spouses were better than the computer at judging personality.So what do our Facebook personality fingerprints look like? Some of the patterns make intuitive sense. For example, the “openness” factor ranges from liberal to conservative, loosely mapping onto political tendencies, and indeed liberal people tended to like Bowie and atheism, whereas conservative people like Fox News and Limbaugh. Other personality predictors seem bizarre. People on the cooperative side of the “agreeableness” spectrum tend to like The Bourne Identity, a film about a lone government assassin, but competitive people like the Oatmeal, an Internet cartoon that celebrates science, geek culture, and long-distance running, among many other topics.”It is a clever use of like data,” says Dana Carney, a psychologist at the University of California, Berkeley, who wasn’t involved in the study. Besides contributing to our understanding of how personality affects life choices, she notes that online marketing is the obvious application of the research, because the better you understand the “personality characteristics of an online user base,” the better your chances are of influencing them. A next step will be to increase the accuracy of the predictions by harvesting “other Internet behaviors and combine them with likes,” she says, such as individuals’ Web browsing behavior, which companies are already harvesting.