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Letter from Parveen! 10 Peaks Challenge in Heels..

13/09/2017 | No comments

As many of you already know I’m doing the 10 Peaks challenge (26 mile trek) this weekend in my heels (well part of it!!) – this really is a massive challenge for me as I’ve never done anything like this ever! I’m doing this trek with 25 lovely bacta members and friends. I don’t for the life of me know why I mentioned the heels, sometimes I come up with silly ideas and clearly this is one of them but it’s all for a great cause so I don’t mind. We are raising money for our charity partner Rays of Sunshine. Our partnership comes to an end with them this year so I really wanted to make sure we raise as much as we can for this amazing charity.

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London’s O2 Chosen for first VR Zone Portal

07/09/2017 | No comments

BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe Ltd has opened the first Virtual Reality location outside of Japan – “VR ZONE Portal London” in the new Hollywood Bowl FEC at London’s high profile O2 this summer.

Earlier this summer BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. opened the largest VR entertainment facility in Tokyo, “VR ZONE SHINJUKU” as a flagship location which featured an array of new outstanding virtual and real experiences.  This was the starting point for the roll out of “VR ZONE Portal” worldwide to maximize this innovative technology globally. 

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NSM Payment plan likely to be a big hit

06/09/2017 | No comments

Leeds-based NSM Music, Europe’s biggest manufacturer of digital jukeboxes, has introduced payment plans for UK operators. 

In a year that’s already seen increased jukebox sales, conversions and upgrades – plus the introduction of cashless payment – NSM believes its ‘spread the cost’ sales model will appeal right across the UK market.

All NSM Music’s jukebox models are covered in simple, easy payment plans, which start at just £18 per week plus music costs.

Sales Manager Alex Kirby says it’s another move in the company’s commitment to helping operators update their aging equipment and keep up with all the latest developments in new technology.

“We’re making upgrades possible and new jukeboxes affordable, with competitive pricing and payment plans,” added Alex. “We’re continuing to do what we’ve always done well, combining great customer service with outstanding products.”

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Gamesman to complete expo trilogy at G2E

04/09/2017 | No comments

Gamesman, the London-based gaming equipment components and systems manufacturer, part of the Esterline Corporation, will complete its third major exhibition of 2017 at the forthcoming G2E Las Vegas. The company’s appearance in the cultural capital of land based gaming and where it has an office and service integration centre, follows successful showings at G2E Asia and before that at ICE Totally Gaming in London. 

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Team Muddy Fire’s Ultimate Challenge by Peter Davies

30/08/2017 | No comments

Well we are over half way through the challenge series we set out to complete in 2017. So far we have covered 72 miles over 4 events, tackled over 250 obstacles, jumped into Lake Windermere, skips full of ice, flooded quarries and reservoirs, climbed, crawled, scrambled and slogged! Up next on Saturday 2nd September awaits mighty Mount Snowdon and the infamous Man v Mountain race! 22 miles from sea level climbing 5050 ft before descending into Llanberis and tacking the vertical KM, quarry swims and an abseil into the lake! It earns its tag line ‘Brutal but Beautiful’! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA2kD1ybj1w

Following directly on from Man v Mountain on the following weekend we will warm down with Tough Mudder North West followed a week later by Bacta’s Rays of Sunshine 10 Peak Challenge covering 26 miles in the unforgiving landscape of the beautiful Peak District. The next few weeks are going to be really tough and will push us to the limit but we are up for it and will do our utmost to complete the ultimate series!

So far we have managed to raise almost £4000 for Rays of Sunshine and have just over £1000 to go to hit our target. Every penny raised goes directly to help grant magical wishes for children with life limiting conditions. Our miles and your £1’s helps to create smiles for the children and their families and loved ones! It’s worth every blister, bruise, aching muscle and ounce of sweat to know we are raising much needed funds for such a fantastic cause. Please show your support and donate if you haven’t already done so. Thank you so much.

Team Muddy Hell Fire salutes you!

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/muddyhellfire2017

 

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Tickets2Wishes and Funstation Treats Kids to VIP Day

23/08/2017 | No comments

On the 1st Aug, 11-year-old Ben and his stepbrother Cameron, who both suffer from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, were treated to a full VIP day out at ‘Soar’ at Intu Braehead nr Glasgow, thanks to Funstation and Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity. They were joined by their parents Sheryl and Alan and sisters Phoebe (9) and Layla (5).

They were invited by Funstation to highlight and support the #Tickets2 Wishes campaign, which raises funds for Rays of Sunshine, www.raysofsunshine.org.uk, a children’s charity that grants magical wishes for seriously ill children aged three to 18 years old across the UK.    

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Joyce’s Chat Column: August

22/08/2017 | 1 comment

This month’s chat column gives an insight into Maggi Electronics who have a special celebration this year, and also to Tina Eason of Instance Automatics who has her own special celebration this year.

Maggi Electronics Celebrates 25 Years (Formerly Maggi Coin)

In today’s world electronics play a massive role and are used on a daily basis in every walk of life, and it is paramount that speed, efficient and reliable service are commanded as time is of the essence, and this is where Maggi Electroinics fits the bill.

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What Makes an Ideal Pub?

16/08/2017 | No comments

The list of ingredients making up Britain’s ideal pub were compiled by market researchers YouGov Omnibus from a survey of 2,113 adults. It confirms what the jukebox sector has long avowed, that music, be it live or background is very important to the pub-goer.

Some ingredients might seem a little strange – bookcases, Victorian architecture and tankards, for example? Others more understandable – (27 per cent would prefer a ban on kids!). Good to know that pool tables and fruit machines made it onto the list – just!

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Joyce’s Column: July

26/07/2017 | No comments

Two well-known industry personalities that were missing at the recent London Open Day were Dawn Millroy and Peter Rubin and both had intended to attend the event as they both look so forward to it, but due to circumstances beyond their control this was not possible.

Dawn who was waiting for an operation on her heel received a call from the hospital stating they had had a cancellation and could do her operation on no other than the Open Day, so of course she didn’t really have a choice in the matter, the heel operation had to come first. Anyway on this note Dawn I’m sure we all would like to send you best wishes and hope the operation has been a success and we look forward to seeing you at ACOS in October.

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Sterling reviews for Daytona!

24/07/2017 | No comments

Sega continues to receive glowing reports for its latest and legendary driving game Daytona Championship USA. The company recently reported that operators are saying it’s the “number one driver on location”; and additionally to meet demand they had expanded manufacturer to a second factory.

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