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  • Rocket Amusements—Ronny ‘Rocket’ Siller – ‘The Operators New Best Friend’

Don’t Miss ‘Crazy Claw’ Story in Breaking News

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New Test Games in Operation and Those Scheduled for Testing this Summer

  • Big Wave Air Hockey (WIK) – Installed 6-10-16
  • More Tickets-Tickets-Tickets, the ‘Frank ‘the Crank’ Ticket Crane (Coast To Coast)
  • Face Place Green Screen Photo Booth (Apple)
  • Super Big Rig (UNIS)
  • Bandit Express Interactive Train (UNIS) – Installed 6-29-16
  • Crazy Claw (Rocket Amusements)
  • Namco 10′ Pacman
  • 1SHOT1 Crane (Wedges & Ledges)

 

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New Products & Technologies

Virtual Air Hockey is Gaining Traction

The experimental Tron-like VR air hockey game Brawl (created by CCP Games, the same developers of EVE Online) is a step forward in the VR category.  In the VR version the plastic pucks and paddles are replaced with a VR shield to block the opposing glowing boomerang disk and launch it back.  At the same time each player can launch their own arsenal of disks.  Points are scored when a very realistic VR disk strikes the body of a player.

Brawl uses the latest VR technology, including Occulus Rift’s Touchcontroller and kinetic feedback (when you strike a disk, it feels real).

 

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VR Multiplayer Game Barking Irons is a Hit at International Consumer VR Exhibition and Conference (Reported by RePlay)

VR Multiplayer western-themed Barking Irons (VRStudios) was showcased at the May International Consumer VR Exhibition and Conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Using wireless headsets, the players can physically move using their athletic abilities to quickly and easily run/duck/jump around and look for openings to virtually shoot their opponents.

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The compact, wireless system allows for the user to move freely and use their athletic ability to out gun-dual their opponents.  

The compact, wireless system allows for the user to move freely and use their athletic ability to out gun-dual their opponents.

“The ability to physically move around a space with another player makes the experience feel much more natural and keeps you immersed in the game,” said Jamie Kelly of VRcade, head of the company’s gaming and entertainment-focused department.

“Now with Barking Irons, your physical actions are matched perfectly by the game and your athleticism is a core element to your level of success in the game,” said Ivan Blaustein of VRstudios. “This also makes spectating a game much more like a sporting event than a video game.”

What this Could Mean?

There is a lot of interest in VR and having a light weight wireless headset is one technology advancement that players have long awaited.  Combined with an athletic element that will also attract the e-sports sector and multi-player capability, there is an excellent opportunity that we will start to see more content in the next 12 months.  Once again, the virtual door to the virtual future of the out-of-home amusement industry looks virtually bright!

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Ask Frank the Crank

Alarming Video Shows How Criminals Install ATM Skimmers

The news site that investigates cybercrimes has posted a video demonstration of how insert skimmers are installed into ATMs. Krebs On Security‘s video shows the speed and ease at which criminals are able to install the insidious and virtually undetectable devices into ordinary ATMs.

The skimmers, which read and store credit and debit card information for later sale by criminals, are becoming a growing law enforcement problem. Experts say skimmer technology has been evolving at an alarming rate. So-called insert skimmers, many of them produced in China, are the latest iteration of the felonious technology.

How to Repair a Warranty Replacement Motor

…All was going well on a routine service call.  In my hand was a UPS package from the manufacturer with the warranty replacement motor for the second top earning game at this particular location.  OH NO! – When I removed the factory bubble wrap I can immediately see the carbon motor brush mounting assembly is broken.  Yikes ! The little black plastic pieces from the assembly are all over the interior.

The Solution:

“Sometimes It’s OK To Use Duct Tape-This is One of Those Times”

(Duct Tape, NOT Duck Tape, for you younger generation technicians)

Reaching for my super strength Gorilla Tape…

1)  I reinserted the Brush assembly to where it should be (taking note of the end curvature)

2) Since the assembly sits recessed, I placed a few extra small “pads” over the assembly so that the final wrap would keep enough pressure on the brush spring.

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3)  It never hurts to use a cable tie to keep it all in place.

Picture 3, showing the “good side,” the broken mount is on the other side under tape.

4) Installed the motor. After 3 weeks the motor is still working like a charm.  I still have the option to replace this motor if it fails as it is still under warranty for another month.

 

Amusement Entertainment Management, LLC, we offer a full range of consulting services, including early-stage feasibility analysis, business plan development, funding assistance, and conceptual design and layout services.

 

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Whutz Up With Our Sponsors?

AMOA & Foundations University Go “Back-to-Back” in October at Same Location!

AMOA 2016 Road Scholar Program – October 21-23 Phoenix, AZ will follow Foundations Entertainment University #40 (October 18-20).  Both educational programs will take place at the Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel Tempe, AZ.

At the January AMOA State Meeting in San Antonio TRR reported that those present unanimously agreed that the best opportunities for operators to improve their businesses was to focus on working in partnership with the location owners/managers to better ‘market’ their game locations and therefore solidify their relevance.  And it goes without saying that this practice will improve the bottom line for both the location and the game operator. At the AMOA State Meeting a plan was put together between AMOA and Foundations University to go back-to-back.  This is a great opportunity for AMOA members to attend Foundations University and really learn how to market street locations as well as small and large footprint FECs. In addition, operators can learn more about operating redemption games and ticket merchandisers in a family entertainment center and how a debit card system is a key marketing tool, especially for tiered loyalty programs.

AMOA staff has followed the sage advice of its members and state association leaders and picked up the ball.  One result is focusing the 2016 Road Scholar Program for operators to ‘stay ahead of the curve’ by gaining important business financial knowledge with a special industry panels and round tables event that includes the following business topics covering an optional Friday afternoon FEC related session, all day Saturday and Sunday morning:

  • Risk Management including Best Practices in Security, Money Handling, Hiring Tips, and Mitigation
  • New Overtime Rules & Guidelines that take effect on December 1, 2016
  • Banking at Every Level of Business. What banks look at when making loans and offering lines of credit
  • Operational Ratios for Route Operators
  • Accounting & How to Read Your Financial Statements
  • Operating in Small Footprint FECs – Optional Friday afternoon: Learn from operators who have found great success in operating in FECs

Here is the link for the AMOA Road Scholar Program: amoa.memberclicks.net/road-scholar-program

For more information, contact AMOA’s Meeting Coordinator, Katie Voyles at 800-937-2662 or [email protected]

 

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SACOA PlayCard System and CenterEdge Software Complete Full Integration

Sacoa is proud to announce that their debit PlayCard system is now fully integrated with the CenterEdge Software, one of the premier amusement industry providers of Point of Sale, Online Sales & Reservations, and Ticketing Systems for entertainment and recreation facilities. CenterEdge approached Sacoa back in 2015 when CenterEdge’s exclusive agreement with EMBED expired, offering to integrate their Advantage Point of Sale System with the Sacoa PlayCard System. The two company’s development teams worked together to complete the process. Now one year later, Sacoa is the 2nd debit card system that is integrated with CenterEdge to get an initial integration completed.

Brian Duke of Sacoa reports, “I am very very pleased to announce that after continued hard effort from both development teams, CenterEdge has just informed us the current build has passed all tests and is now on schedule for a Fall 2016 release. This is big news because in less than a two-year period, Sacoa has already reached the level of full integration with CenterEdge Software that took Embed over 5 years and we are now able to do everything the competition could do and even more.  This includes deferred revenue accounting, enhanced kiosk functionality and CenterEdge’s ability to capture Sacoa self-service kiosk sales, and allowing more Sacoa time play options for the guests.”

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“We have deployed a strong number of joint systems with Sacoa since introducing our initial interface last year,” notes Merrik Keller, Director of Business Development for CenterEdge. “These new enhancements really move us from an interface to a full integration with Sacoa, allowing joint users to reap the benefits of each system without compromising guest service and while maintaining consolidated revenue reporting.”

For additional information contact Sacoa’s Brian Duke, Director of Sales & Marketing at [email protected] or Cell 510 376 9607.

Visit the Sacoa website at www.sacoa.com

For additional information on CenterEdge, please contact the company at 336-598-5934 or visit the web site at www.centeredgesoftware.com

 

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TrainerTainment’s Business Coaching is a “Top Tier” Service

Beth Stanley, President, reports, “At TrainerTainment we are in the middle of all of our quarterly planning sessions with our Business Coaching Clients.  Business Coaching is a “top tier” service that we provide to help our clients and their leadership teams set goals, manage costs, grow revenue, make sure they are getting the right people in the right seats, provide better performance management and more. It’s exciting work and I think our clients would tell you that it has helped them make better decisions more quickly and move their business to the next level.”

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Are you ready to have fun selling?! Contact Beth Stanley at [email protected] or 817 886 4840

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Bay-Tek is Building Elaut’s Tower of Tickets Rotary 4 Player Here in the U.S.

Tower of ticketsKylee Treankler gives us the details:

  • Cost $11,795
  • 100% skill-based, 4-player game
  • Time the release of the moving arm just right to skillfully push the novelty-shaped towers of tickets off the rotating playfield onto the win spot platforms.
  • NFC technology allows the game to read the ticket bundles, then returns them to the playfield for 100% contained play.
  • Ticket dispenser option is available for purchase for $795
  • Turn your Tower of Tickets into a reload version with our reload kit, priced at $2,695!

For more information call 920 822 3951 or contact:

Rick Rochetti, Director of Sales, [email protected]

Jeff Hudson, Sales, [email protected]

 

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Incredible Technologies Reports on Tickle Monster Videmption Game

Scott Morrison, VP Marketing, reports, “Tickle Monsters, the newest Video Redemption game by Incredible Technologies, is shipping now!  Quantities are limited on this exclusive production run so call to order this hilarious all-ages touchscreen game today.

http://amusement.itsgames.com/games/tickle-monsters/

For more information, email Scott at [email protected] or call 847 870 7027

UNIS Bandit Express

UNIS Releases Super Big Rig and Racing Jet—2 Interactive Family Rides

Kirill Muravskii, Marketing Coordinator

“We specifically DO NOT classify these as kiddie rides, because they are more than that (and the earnings prove it). Each game has an interactive component (a mechanical game, or a video game) that makes them more attractive to children. The weekly earnings we’ve seen in North America have so far exceeded all expectations. These 2 rides are quickly becoming our headliners for the family entertainment category. Both are $5999 at retail.”

 

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Innovative Concepts in Entertainment (ICE) – 3 Hot Games!

Michael Tobin, Sales and Marketing

Angry Birds and Ghostbusters, two huge movie licenses are both shipping and doing extremely well. We are seeing a lot of locations promote the products based on promo’s with the movies coming out.  Also, we are starting to ship our 6 player rotary Zombie Snatcher. It incorporates the use of RFID, a self-reloading prize puck system, progressive bonus using letters on the ticket pucks, and a great Zombie theme! [‘the Crank: Ghostbusters currently ranks in the Top 10 and Angry Birds ranks #12, out of 80 games.  Make sure you don’t forget to view the Top 80 Games and Test Games Spreadsheet Section.]

For more information, contact Michael Tobin at [email protected] or call 716 759 0370

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US Bowling New Projects & New Product-Low Voltage Pinsetter

Here is a list of a few of our many projects happening around Bowl Expo:
Beginning construction:
16-lane center in Kingston, MA
16-lane center in Rehobeth Beach, DE
Punch Bowl #7 in Indianapolis begins in August
Pulse Scoring Rental Program just completed a 44-lane center in Texas.
New ‘low voltage pinsetter’ made its debut at Bowl Expo.  The entire pin setter operates on 24 volts and saves over 66% power per pinsetter!!!
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Top Redemption & Merchandiser Prizes

A&A Global Top Sellers June 2016

Erin E. Roach, Marketing Coordinator

A&A Global Industries | Koko’s Confectionery & Novelty

(o) 800-638-6000, ext. 322 | (m)  724-331-9243 | (e) [email protected]

17 Stenersen Lane, Cockeysville, MD  21030-2113

Here’s the run down.

Bug Racer (BUGRCR) $36.00
Batman  Logo 3D Light (BMMASK) $34.99
Superman Logo 3D Light (SM3D) $34.99
Orbeez Relaxing Hand Spa (HANDSPA) $24.00
Toss and Stick (TOSSTK) $ 9.00
Finding Dory Blind Pack Asst (FDBLIND) $ 3.65
Bug Wall Crawler (BUGCRAWL) $ 0.62

We also did our 1st redemption prize counter set up last weekend.  It was a small counter for Hogue’s Fun Factory in Johnston, PA that features 6 bounce houses (4000 sq. feet) and 20+ games arcade.

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Coast to Coast Entertainment’s newest product is over-the-ear headphones. The headphones have a high perceived value and fill out jumbo cranes and merchandisers. Units are in stock and ready to ship in orders of 60. For more information, e-mail Jim Chapman at ([email protected]) or visit (www.cranemachines.com).

 

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The Toy Factory Report

Gerry Mollina, Corporate Sales Associate

NOW PLAYING – Secret Life of Pets and Ghostbusters 3 will hit theaters in July.  The plush assortments come in all sizes and are now available for immediate shipping.  Place your orders today to guarantee delivery before the movie!

COMING SOON – Just in time for the Suicide Squad movie comes our “Villains and Vigilantes” plush prepack.  Featuring Harley Quinn, Joker, and Batman, this plush assortment is sure to be a summer blockbuster too!  (In Theaters August 5th)

STAY TUNED – Keep your eye out for more details on Dreamworks’ animated musical film coming this fall; Trolls!

Gerry Mollina [email protected]

Toy Factory

1235 Gembler Rd

San Antonio, TX 78219

Order Hotline:  866-403-6555

www.thetoyfactory.biz

 

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Rhode Island Novelty Report

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Rhina Gomes

Corporate Sales Support

[email protected]

Ph: 800-435-3456 ext #400….Fx: 508-675-9406

www.rinovelty.com

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GREAT CRANES ITEMS

ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION UM CASE PACK CASE PRICE
BA-EMOP9 9″ EMOTICON PUFFER BALL DZ 3 $1,80
BA-PUFEM 5″ EMOTICON FLASHING PUFFER BALL DZ 12 $0,54
CA-EMOGU 6″ SMILE EMOTICON GUY DZ 6 $1,00
PL-EMD12 12″ EMOTICON DEVIL PILLOW PC 12 $2,25
PL-EMO12 12″ EMOTICON PILLOW DZ 2 $1,75
PL-EMO18 18″ EMOTICON PILLOW PC 12 $4,20
PL-EMOPO 5″ EMOTICON POOP PLUSH DZ 24 $0,38
PL-EMOT5 5″ EMOTICON PLUSH DZ 24 $0,71
PL-EMP12 12″ EMOTICON POOP PILLOW PC 12 $2,25
PL-EMP18 18″ EMOTICON POOP PILLOW PC 12 $3,90
RD-EMOTI 2″ EMOTICON RUBBER DUCKY DZ 48 $0,22
SB-EMOTI 5″ EMOTICON VINYL BALL 100PCS/CS CASE 1 $0,32
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Top Redemption Prizes

ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION UM CASE PACK CASE PRICE EACH
AP-MPBEA 10″ BEAR MESSENGER PAL PC 24 $3,50
AP-MPMON 10″ MONKEY MESSENGER PAL PC 24 $3,50
AP-SNDIP 70″SNAKE DIAMOND PC 24 $3,95
BA-4560B 45-60 MM HI BOUNCE BALL MIX 250PCS/CS CASE 1 $0,34
BA-COLBA 12″ COLLAPSIBLE BALL DZ 4 $1,20
BR-RAINB 9.5″ RAINBOW REGULATION BASKETBALL PC 25 $3,10
CE-TEA13 13PC CERAMIC TEA SET SET 48 $1,60
EC-BTCRY 6″ WIRELESS CRYSTAL BALL SPEAKER PC 12 $18,60
EL-PRSTA 5″ STAR PROJECTOR LAMP PC 12 $2,40
EL-ROCRA 13″ RAINBOW GROOVY LAMP PC 12 $7,20
EL-TORBO 9.5″ BATTERY OPERATED TORNADO LAMP PC 12 $5,75
FR-SELFO FOLDED SELFIE STICK PC 48 $2,75
IN-GIRLA 63″ GIRLY ALIEN INFLATE DZ 4 $2,00
IN-PIX20 20″ PIXEL ANIMAL INFLATES DZ 12 $1,00
KC-POMPO 3.25″ FURRY POMPOM KEYCHAIN UNIT 12 $0,90
KI-QDO30 6″ QUBZ DOG PLUSH KIT  48PCS/CS CASE 1 $2,50
KI-QUB30 6″ QUBZ PLUSH KIT  48PCS/CS CASE 1 $2,50
NS-CRA10 8″ SPONGEBOB PLUSH CHARACTER ASST 144PCS/CS CASE 1 $2,00
NT-NINTU 24″ NINJA TURTLE INFLATABLE DZ 8 $1,25
PA-RU500 2″ RUBBER ANIMAL ASST 500PC /CS CASE 1 $0,22
PA-SOMIX 6-9″ RUBBER ANIMAL WITH SOUND ASST 96PC/CS CASE 1 $1,04
PQ-PON30 9.5″ ASST COLORS UNICORN DZ 4 $2,40
RD-AS100 2″ RUBBER DUCKY ASST 300PCS/CS CASE 1 $0,21
SB-KNOMI 5-6″ KNOBBY BALL MIX 500PCS/CS CASE 1 $0,30
SB-MESAS 8.5″ ASST MESH COVERED FOOTBALL  72PCS/CS CASE 1 $0,72
SB-RBB18
18″ RAINBOW BALL          48PCS/CS CASE 1 $1,75
SK-SPLOW 2.5″ STICKY SPLAT OWL DZ 12 $0,27
ZY-CARGU 5.25″ CAROUSEL GUMBALL MACHINE TOY BANK W/GUM DZ 2 $1,02
PS-GLLED 5.75″ 10oz FLASHING GLASS DZ 4 $1,40

Wireless Crystal Ball Speaker

CLICK TO SEE FUNCTIONALITY: https://www.dropbox.com/s/clqgdv89z66bk5k/EC_BTCRY.MOV?dl=0

IN STOCK NOW!!!

A WINNABLE “high-end” prize for 7 year olds and older.  Display on counter areaTop Prizes RI Novelty Bacolba

with music connected to Pandora, your Playlist or other Music Sources to allow customers to gain full use & value.

EC-BTCRY… 6″ WIRELESS CRYSTAL BALL SPEAKER

1 piece………………$24.60ea

6 pieces/half case…. $21.60ea

12 pieces/ case………$18.60ea

Speaker changes color with music playing. Perfect bedroom night light, romantic prize for young adults and a great prize with your friends…

“I have this cool speaker that changes colors…REALLY COOL”.

BA-COLBA 12” Dia. Collapsible Ball

 

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Steve Shulman, Director Sales

[email protected]

Go to www.hmsmonaco.com for Pages 2-5

 

Sureshot Redemption Report

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Jennifer Young

[email protected]

Sureshot NEW Prizes and Summer Top Sellers

ItemNo Description
34138 Doggie Cutie Bag 14″ New
34170 The Mega Bruiser Jawbreaker 3.75″ New
34151 Checkers Tic Tac Toe Combo – Super Mario Bros New
34152 Clue – Alien vs. Predator New
34154 Monoploy- Fall Out New
34157 Monoploy- Supernatural New
34158 Monoploy- World of Warcraft New
34161 Ghostbusters Artist Series Puzzle New
34163 Mario Maker #1 Puzzle New
35162 Pokemon Kanto Puzzle New
35164 Yahtzee – Alien vs. Predator (Battle) New
26666 Deluxe Folding Fan Asst. 9.5″ New
35154 (Small – L) The Secret Life of Pets (8 Asst.) 6″-8″ New
35157 (Jumbo – L) The Secret Life of Pets (8 Asst.) 9″-14″ New
34168 7013 Speed Boat 2.4Ghz 18″ New
ItemNo Description
26366 Mirror Rainbow Lenses Sunglasses 5.5″ Summer
25841 7″ Soft Flying Disc With Light Summer
26073 Airplane Kite 8″ Summer
26268 Sling Foam Shot 8.25″ Summer
26400 Disc Shooter Blaster 10″ Summer
26409 Table Tennis Play Set 9.5″ Summer
26439 Small Bowling Set 10″ Summer
26452 Beach Racket Set (3 Asst.) 15″ Summer
34066 Spyderball 36″ Summer
26022 Light-up Spinning Galaxy Blaster 9″ Summer
26351 Duck Fan on Lanyard 2.5″ Summer
26481 Squirt Camera 4″ Summer
26589 Splash Fish Squirter 6.25″ Summer
26265 Fishing Pole Game 21″ Summer
26324 Fan with Handle – Zoo Animal Design 10.5″ Summer
26325 Fan with Handle – Sealife Design 10.5″ Summer
26571 Binoculars 4″ Summer
26588 Sand Bucket Playset (6 Pc Set) Summer

Industry Events 2016

Dates Name/Link City/Country Frank ‘the Crank’ Attending/Speaking
July 2016
14 – 16 League SMART is a biennial education conference Milwaukee, WI
August 2016
5 – 7 South African International Expo for Leisure, Tourism, and Modern Business Johannesburg, South Africa
19 – 20 Missouri AMOA Annual Meeting Columbia, MO
22 – 23 Foundations Entertainment University – 2 Day  Atlanta, GA 💡 SPEAKING
24 – 25 Birthday University  Atlanta, GA 💡 SPEAKING
25 – 27 Arcade, Video & Game Room Expo Rosemont, IL
Michigan Coin Machine Operators Association Bath, MI
September 2016
9 – 10 Georgia AMOA Trade Show Atlanta, GA
12 – 13 AAMA Annual Meeting & Gala St. Charles, IL
13 – 15 International Association of Trampoline Parks Trade Show – IATP Nashville, TN 💡 SPEAKING
16 – 19 AMOA Mid-Year Board Meeting Ashville, NC ➡ ATTENDING
October 2016
4 – 5 Amusement Products FEC SUCCESS Chatternooga, TN 💡 SPEAKING
13 – 15 China International Games & Amusement Fair – G&A 2016 Zhongshan, China
18 – 20 Foundations University 3-Day Phoenix, AZ 💡 SPEAKING
21-23 AMOA Rhodes Scholar Program Phoenix, AZ
21 – 23 Amusement & Music Owners Association of Florida
   FRANK WILL BE ATTENDING
 💡  FRANK WILL BE PRESENTING A SEMINAR SESSION(S)

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