Denver's Demaryius Thomas inspired by jailed mother and grandmother

Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas openly talks about his jailed mother and grandmother during Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day at the Prudential Centre in Newark, New Jersey. Photo: AFP

For most of his life, Denver Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas has only been able to see his mother and grandmother in prison, but they are inspiring him for Sunday's Super Bowl.

Wednesday, 29 January, 2014, 10:08pm

Pampering and protests on Mother's Day

Priscilla Chan and daughter Kiki join in the 'Kiss Mama Campaign' in Mong Kok. Photo: Nora Tam

"The most important thing on Mother's Day is to be good and listen to your mum. Every day should be Mother's Day," said 16-year-old Amy Wong Tsz-ching, who woke up extra early yesterday morning to visit a Chinese restaurant for yum cha with her mother and grandma.

13 May 2013 - 8:27am

Love it or hate it, mums enjoy attention on Mother's Day

As crowds throng the shops on Flower Market Road in Mongkok, Tam Ka-fai helps his seven-year-old daughter Beatrice to buy a bouquet for her mother to celebrate Mother's Day, which falls today. Photo: Edward Wong

Today is Mother's Day - an occasion some families treat as a chance to show mum some thanks for all her hard work, but which others dismiss as just another commercial exploitation of human nature.

12 May 2013 - 7:55am 2 comments

Anita Mui's mother hurls shoes at lawyer

Tam Mei-kam said the halting of her allowance was "torture".

The mother of late Canto-pop diva Anita Mui Yim-fong threw objects at a lawyer yesterday after the court decided she could no longer receive HK$120,000 a month in living expenses from her daughter's trust.

Tam Mei-kam, 88, hurled a pink object, the cap of a thermal bottle and a pair of shoes at Kevin So, solicitor for HSBC International Trustee, the administrator of Mui's trust.

5 Jan 2013 - 4:17am 1 comment

Mother jailed for six years for starving baby to death

An "utterly cruel" mother who starved her baby boy to death by diluting his milk formula was jailed for six years yesterday.

District Court Deputy Judge Pang Chung-ping said the sentence imposed on So Suk-yee, 32, should serve as a deterrent to protect other children. He said society did not tolerate such abominable crimes, which went against human nature.

30 Oct 2012 - 2:51am

Death drink poisoned on purpose, say police

Jilin police say a flavoured milk drink that killed a boy in Changchun last month had been deliberately poisoned after tests showed that other products in the same batch were not toxic.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Mum's the word, please

I wish working mothers would just get on with it. There's a film coming out starring Sarah Jessica Parker based on journalist Allison Pearson's book I Don't Know How She Does It. Here we go- by all sensible accounts- another dated 'celebration' of the life of a big, brave career-driven mum.

9 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Single mum left infants home alone

An unemployed single mother was released on police bail after leaving her two children - a two-year-old boy and four-year-old girl - unattended at home to buy napkins.

1 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Mother knows best

Bong Joon-ho's latest film begins with lead actress Kim Hye-ja walking across a vast, empty field towards the camera. It's hardly a startling sight. In fact, it's comforting to see the 68-year-old South Korean thespian on screen.

19 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

We salute you, Dad, today on Father's Day

Fathers who have worked hard over the past year should wake up today thinking the world owes them something - and they would deserve it. There are roughly three categories of fathers.

21 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Buy a CD and help save lives

Following John Lennon's advice that 'a dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together, is reality', 24 world renowned artists have come together in aid of Amnesty International's Campaign to Save Darfur.

Featuring Lennon covers by artists such as U2, Green Day, Avril Lavigne, the double album offers a new twist to familiar tunes.

15 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Charlie makes time for Mum

Tomorrow is Mother's Day - a time to celebrate with every mother in the world. And actress Charlie Young Choi-neihopes she can spend more time with her mother and family.

13 May 2006 - 12:00am

Mum's the world

BEEN WONDERING WHAT to buy her for Mother's Day on Sunday week? Hong Kong's major hotels and spas are on to it just in time, with a slew of pampering packages on offer.

InterContinental I-Spa director Tracy Lord says there's been a lot of interest in Mother's Day packages and gifts.

5 May 2006 - 12:00am

Mother might have disagreed with Anson joining rally, says brother

Anson Chan Fang On-sang's decision to join the mass pro-democracy march in December might not have been supported by her mother, the late Fang Zhaoling, her youngest brother revealed yesterday.

26 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Who can you turn to when you're home alone?

It's one of the most natural thing in world, yet for many women motherhood is the most challenging.

'Motherhood - especially the first child - is a major initiation for women,' says psychotherapist David O'Rose. 'It's a rite of passage from girl to woman, and in our society the value of initiation is lost.

1 Oct 2005 - 12:00am