High Flying Birds Noel Gallagher (CD)

Noel Gallagher is a name you associate with alternative rock - which isn't surprising as he was former lead guitarist for Oasis.

Friday, 18 November, 2011, 12:00am

Gallagher spreads his wings

Noel Gallagher is synonymous with alternative rock - which isn't surprising as he was former lead guitarist for Oasis.

Post-Oasis, High Flying Birds is his first solo project. This first venture is a veritable masterpiece that encompasses his subtle mastery of music - especially songs laced with an undertone of comfort, reminding you that everything will be okay.

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Central Market faces a green rebirth

Urban Renewal Authority project's theme is 'Central Oasis'

The Central Market, which ceased to operate in March 2003, is one of the oldest heritage landmarks in Hong Kong. Built in 1939, the four-storey market was given grade three historical building status in 1990.

12 May 2011 - 12:00am

So good it hurts

At first glance, Hurts don't appear to have a lot in common with Oasis. The moody pop duo - singer Theo Hutchcraft and keyboardist-guitarist-producer Adam Anderson - are a well-mannered, fashion-conscious pair not prone to making grandiose statements about their own Christ-like qualities.

1 May 2011 - 12:00am

Hundreds of Oasis staff attend job fair

Hundreds of former Oasis staff yesterday flocked to a career fair where more than 1,800 aviation jobs were on offer.

The recruitment drive by a labour union in To Kwa Wan comes after almost 700 Oasis Hong Kong Airlines workers were sacked on Friday of last week when the company's provisional liquidator, accounting firm KPMG, ran out of funds.

26 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Axed Oasis staff seek HK$10m

Jobless former Oasis employees are seeking more than HK$10 million in back pay and salaries in lieu of notice through the Protection of Wages on Insolvency Fund.

20 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Oasis staff sacked, dimming hopes of rescue

Prospects for a rescue of Oasis Hong Kong Airlines suffered a serious setback yesterday when its provisional liquidator ran out of funds to pay the nearly 700 staff and made all but a handful redundant.

'Clearly, this news has implications for any prospective rescue, even if there's one still there,' said Edward Middleton, of accounting firm KPMG, the provisional liquidator.

19 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Oasis staff will be paid up to date of job contract termination

Oasis Hong Kong Airlines staff who lost their jobs yesterday will be paid for the 10 days following the carrier's announcement it was insolvent, KPMG head of restructuring services Edward Middleton said.

19 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Doomed from takeoff

Budget airline Oasis has collapsed after operating for less than 18 months, affecting an estimated 50,000 passengers who have unused tickets. About 700 staff are likely to lose their jobs. The founder, Reverend Raymond Lee Cho-min, is a visionary and energetic entrepreneur, but his account of the airline's failure was not very credible.

19 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Half Oasis fleet may go without swift rescue

Oasis Hong Kong Airlines could lose half its fleet to creditors by Sunday night if no deal to rescue the low-cost carrier is reached by then, sources familiar with the situation said.

The loss of two aircraft would effectively ground Oasis for good, the sources said.

18 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Five in frame to buy Oasis or its assets

Airline liquidator in talks with 'really serious' investors

Oasis Hong Kong Airlines is in urgent talks with about five 'really serious' investors about rescuing the insolvent airline or buying its assets, the provisional liquidator has revealed.

16 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

I'm hopeful of a deal, says Oasis chairman

The chairman of embattled low-cost carrier Oasis Hong Kong Airlines, the Reverend Raymond Lee Cho-min, said yesterday he was cautiously optimistic about the possibility it would fly again.

16 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Oasis boss used stock as security for US$10m loan

Cash was needed to meet airline's urgent needs, says chairman

The chairman of Oasis Hong Kong Airlines has admitted he put up his shares in the company to secure a US$10 million loan in a desperate attempt to keep the carrier afloat.

12 Apr 2008 - 12:00am


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4 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Oasis to sell strategic stake to Value Partners

Oasis Hong Kong Airlines, the world's first low-cost long-haul carrier in 25 years, would enlist Value Partners, a Hong Kong-based fund, as a strategic shareholder before going public in 2009, sources said.

4 Oct 2007 - 12:00am