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Aug
31

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Star Events turns 40 today, 26 August 2016, with its commitment to invention, safety and best practice the key to all the candles on the birthday cake.

Founded by Roger Barrett and Maddy Sheals as touring sound specialist Star Hire, the company’s first contract, in 1976, was with singer/songwriter Carol Grimes. Star went on to provide for the likes of Split Enz, the Rock Against Racism tour of 1979 and Miles Davis in a similar capacity.

Star Hire stages made their debut at Notting Hill Carnival 1983, Barrett, and Sheals who retired in 2014, determined they could make a better, safer job of it than the platforms then available to them as a PA supplier.

Later the same decade, Star formalised its interest in improving standards, writing a technical safety guide for the National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA). Star Mobile platforms were patented in 1989 and the VerTech stage system was introduced in 1990, at the legendary Stones Roses show on Spike Island. Star went on to design and supply the biggest ever touring ground support for Italian artist Eros Ramazzotti in 1993, taking it across North & South America and Europe by the end of 1994.

Barrett gave the first event safety lecture at the Emergency Planning College, on the back of ‘The Pop Code’, in 1994 and Star Rigging was launched later the same decade. The company closed its sound department at the end of the century to focus on staging and rigging and these two elements of the business were formally merged at PLASA show 2003.

Next, Star Events bought the Orbit Flexidome brand and equipment and went on to develop its unique Mobile Orbits, widely known as Morbits. Meanwhile, a 25m by 20m VerTech stage was the focus for Live 8, Hyde Park in the summer of 2005. Star opened an office in China two years later, launching its presence there with a 17m Orbit and front of stage barriers for Shanghai’s element of the Global Live Earth series.

Star Events provided more than 1,000 tonnes of hardware to Pope Benedict’s Birmingham visit in 2010 and in 2012 it supplied both the Torch Relay equipment and designed and built the second most visited London Olympics venue, Park Live.

In June 2014, the Altrad Group acquired a majority shareholding in Star Events, ensuring the investment required to maintain the company’s industry-leading status.

“Star Events’ portfolio of ingenuity, expertise and equipment is unsurpassed and I look forward to helping the company realise its considerable contemporary ambition,” Altrad Beaver 84 Managing Director, Steve Tysoe, who steered the deal, said.

Since then, alongside a wealth of activity in live events of all sizes, nationally and internationally, Star has made a significant mark in brand activation world. Airbnb’s ground-breaking House on the River Thames one telling example, the Samsung Hypercube currently touring UK festivals, another.

Roger Barrett, Special Projects Director at Star Events, comments: “It feels brilliant to still be as motivated and up-for-it as I was 40 years ago, while our ever growing team continues to make us the first choice for so many small, medium and large festivals and other events. A huge thank you to everyone who has played a part. Here’s to the next 40.”

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Aug
14

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14 August 1947 the day of freedom, the day when the two nation theory get success and become the cause of independence of Pakistan, the Muslims of subcontinent get the freedom, with the leadership of great Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Muslims gets reward after a long hardship.
We discovered Pakistan after a lot of exertions. Our beloved nation Pakistan started Continue Reading…

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Jul
24
DAWN EDUCATION EXPO

PAKISTAN’S MOST RESULTS DRIVEN HIGHER EDUCATION PLATFORM

DAWN Education Expo is Pakistan’s most credible and trustworthy higher education platform. For over a decade, the Expo has served as a unique platform to link prestigious local and foreign higher education institutes with the best of Pakistan’s university and college going students.
Organised by DAWN, Pakistan’s premier English-language newspaper, the DAWN Education Expo attracts visitors from the newspaper’s progressive and affluent readership.
The newspaper is required reading at many of the country’s prestigious schools.

DAWN EDUCATION EXPO – RANKED HIGHEST AND HIGHLY RESPECTED

DAWN Education Expo is Pakistan’s most credible and trustworthy higher education platform. It provides representatives from international and Pakistani colleges, universities and institutes of higher education with a unique opportunity to interact with (and even enrol) Pakistan’s high achieving college and university bound students.

Over the period of 12 years, DAWN Education Expo has built a strong brand identity and established itself as Pakistan’s leading and most result oriented education exhibition. Held in high regard by participating institutes and visiting students alike, the Expo has evolved into a crucial first step in the educational careers of thousands of ambitious Pakistani students.

The DAWN Education Expo is held in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi in consecutive two-day slots which gives college and university representatives the opportunity to meet some of the brightest students from the country’s most progressive and prestigious schools while providing ample time for one-on-one discussions between college representatives and potential students – and even their parents.

The Exhibitors include respected and mainstream higher education institutes from North America and the UK as well emergent ones in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Northern Cyprus, Pakistan, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey & the UAE

PAKISTAN: WHERE HIGHER EDUCATION IS HIGH PRIORITY

A sizeable proportion of Pakistan’s population comprises young people aged between 15 and 24; these college and university bound students are focused, ambitious and eager to climb the ladder to success. They realise that the first and most important rung of the ladder is a degree from a reputable college or university.

Focused and driven, Pakistani students (and their parents) meticulously plan their higher educational careers; they are committed to earning a degree from the best possible educational institution and to this end they are willing to invest significant amounts of time and financial resources.

In 2015-2016, more than 25,000 Pakistani students are expected to pursue higher education.

Jun
29

ramadan-moonThe moon, marking the beginning of the Islamic month of Ramzan, was not sighted on Saturday and the first day of the holy month will now fall on Monday (June 30).

The announcement was made by Chairman of Central Ruet-i-Hilal Continue Reading…

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Apr
07

peshwar-fashion-showDespite an environment of recession and unrest, marred by militancy in the recent past, the Peshawariites were treated to a colorful fashion show in University Town organised by Peshawar’s multi-designer outlet Guzel. It attracted a large crowd that gathered to watch super model Natasha’s cat walk, along with other top models from the rest of the country.

Ali Ozgen and Temur Ozgen, Islamabad-based entrepreneurs felt that the idea of expanding the potential of a fashion industry to a market where terrorism has prompted the Continue Reading…

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Mar
26

baghdadBaghdad was inaugurated as the 2013 Arab Capital of Culture on Saturday, the latest in a series of steps which officials hope will put Iraq back on the map after decades of conflict.

The ceremony marking the event was held under a massive tent in the Iraqi capital’s Zawraa Park, and featured a choir singing songs and a performance by renowned Iraqi Continue Reading…

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Mar
23

PTCL_Medical-CampPakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has set up a medical camp through which it is providing free healthcare to more than 3000 children participating in the Annual Sports Week being held from March 19 -24 at Sports Complex Islamabad.

PTCL physicians and dentists, aided by necessary paramedical staff and ambulance service, are providing the children with OPD cover, updating of medical record, dental Continue Reading…

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