WASHINGTON, June 7, 2023 (Newswire.com)
Two-time kidney transplant recipient, Gregory S. Works, is pleased to announce the release of his new book, “Triumph: Life on the Other Side of Trials, Transplants and Transformation.”
Within its launch week, ‘Triumph’ has already ranked in the top 10 for Healing in New Releases category on Amazon, an impressive feat that underscores the book’s timely relevance and appeal.
“Triumph” serves as an empowering guide for those living with chronic illnesses, as well as for their caregivers. Drawing from his personal experiences, Works provides a candid exploration of life with kidney disease, demonstrating how faith can become the cornerstone to triumph over life-altering challenges.
“I wrote ‘Triumph’ to show that challenges are inevitable, but the decisions we make—whether to face them or flee—can profoundly impact our ability to overcome or be overtaken by trials, pain, and suffering in our lives,” Works says.
The book has already received high praise from notable figures such as Omar Tyree, New York Times best-selling author and NAACP Image Award Winner, who commends ‘Triumph’ as a “masterpiece of resilience and creativity.” Steve Pemberton, USA Today Best Seller, also recommends the book, describing it as “a testament to the power of perseverance, faith, and community.”
Born out of his personal journey with kidney disease, which has affected everyone in his immediate family, Works shares invaluable insights on managing the disease, the process of seeking a transplant, dietary considerations, navigating COVID as a kidney disease patient, and post-transplant life.
A graduate of Howard University and Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Works leverages his wealth of knowledge and experiences to help others face their challenges head-on and live a victorious life.
“Triumph” is now available for purchase on Amazon.
Learn more about Greg Works at: https://triumphwithgreg.com
About Gregory S. Works
Gregory S. Works is a two-time kidney transplant recipient who has lived with kidney disease for one-third of his life. As an author, Gregory counsels others on this disease, providing advice on how to approach getting a transplant, dietary considerations, managing life during COVID, post-transplant living, and how faith can be the cornerstone of addressing this challenge. He resides in the Washington, DC Metro Area.
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Game Change Game
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LOS ANGELES, June 7, 2023 (Newswire.com)
Created by THINK450, Game Change Game, a poignant documentary about the extraordinary 2020 NBA season, which carried on in the face of COVID and a social justice reckoning, is out today for digital release on STARZ, the streaming network dedicated to narratives by, about and for underrepresented audiences.
The monumental film, which premiered at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival for its theatrical release, is directed by Spike Jordan and Maxime Quoilin with the bi-coastal creative production studio Good Company and created by veteran media leader Christina Norman for THINK450, the partnership and innovation engine of The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA).
“The creation of this film came from our core mission as an organization to amplify the players and their collective voices,” said Que Gaskins, President of THINK450. “As we saw our players come together to stand up for change, we knew we had the unique opportunity to document this powerful moment in time from the players’ perspective. Game Change Game is a remarkable film, and we are excited to share it with more viewers this month through our partnership with STARZ.”
The film affords viewers privileged access to “The NBA Bubble,” the infamous bio-secure hub where the elite athletes carried out the 2020 basketball season during the pandemic shutdown. As it highlights their struggle with unforeseen sacrifice, loss, and their own morality amidst disturbing current events of the time, the documentary displays the players’ bonds of fierce brotherhood while they use their platform to demand change.
“Game Change Game really captures all of the emotions that we were experiencing as players and as Black men during that very intense and pivotal time in our society,” said CJ McCollum, NBPA President and one of the players featured in the film. “With so many different player perspectives in the film, it is truly a unique expression of our collective experience, and I am honored to be a part of it.”
Threading together interviews with more than 40 notable stakeholders, directors Quoilin and Jordan highlight the series of events that led to the creation of the “bubble.” They blatantly expose viewers to the waves of police brutality that took place during the same era and how many NBA players decided to take a stand and speak out against injustice – despite the pervasive cultural narrative that sports and athletes are, and should remain, apolitical. The interviewees include athletes like NBPA President CJ McCollum, Chris Paul, Jaylen Brown, as well as leading activists and artists.
Without the use of a narrator, the co-directors expertly craft a fluid storyline, by weaving, amongst the interviews, vital contextual footage from both the archives and the players themselves, including special family moments.
“The meaning of the film shifted as we lived through one cataclysmic event after another. Shot in real-time, it became a deep race conversation, on top of the already deep COVID conversation,” said co-director Quoilin. “Ultimately, we hope that the documentary continues to spur an ongoing dialogue about racism and policing in the US and how we can each do our part to make equity a reality for everyone.”
Good Company’s impeccable reputation for culturally-relevant work and Quoilin and Jordan’s bold visual storytelling style made them the perfect fit for a non-traditional sports documentary. Philadelphia native Jordan is known for his music videos like Nas’ “Ultra Black” and Future & Juice WRLD’s “WRLD on Drugs,” while Belgium-born Quoilin is known for his work on Beyonce’s Formation World Tour and the fiery Kanye West video, “Come to Life.”
When tapped by THINK450, it was an easy yes for the filmmakers, who are both passionate basketball fans and frequent collaborators with uncanny creative sympatico. Together, the pair have previously collaborated on a variety of music videos, including Gunna’s “Dollaz On My Head” and Meek Mill’s “Believe.”
“Max and I have this chemistry; we’re on the same wavelength. During the shooting, I would turn to say something, and it was like Max already knew what I was going to say. We had the same intuition about what was needed on-screen,” said Jordan.
One of the first shoots to go remote during the pandemic, Game Change Game was filmed in two phases. At first, the co-directors utilized a robust remote filming technology inspired by Errol Morris’s Interrotron, which allowed up-close, face-to-face interviews with the players living in the bubble. Once the season ended and COVID restrictions eased to some extent, the directors filmed additional in-person interviews and incorporated a wealth of contextual footage.
Good Company had a hand in every aspect of the film’s production. Despite unimaginable flux and emotion, they tirelessly documented the uncommon NBA season as well as spent an additional year honing the story’s look and feel in post-production.
“After living through that intense, paradigm-shifting time, and now, coming out the other side of it with this release feels almost cathartic. We could’ve never expected the journey the world would go through, but it was all hands on deck for this project from the get-go,” commented Producer Jonathan Lia, Good Company’s Co-Founder. “I hope this beautiful portrait of the NBA’s journey will remind viewers of the power of our collective voices and the strength and healing that can be found when we lean on each other.”
The documentary can be found on STARZ across all platforms, including in their Juneteenth programming and throughout the month on STARZ linear channels.
Watch the trailer for Game Change Game on STARZ.
About the NPBA:
The National Basketball Players Association is the union for current professional basketball players in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Established in 1954, the NBPA’s mission is to protect and support the rights and talents of our players, magnify the power of their collective will, and amplify their voices as leaders who will transcend sport and society globally.
The NBPA advocates on behalf of the best interests of all NBA players, including through the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, the filing of grievances on behalf of the players, and counseling players on benefits, educational and post-NBA career opportunities. Business opportunities are generated by THINK450, the subsidiary of the NBPA charged with managing the players’ group licensing rights.
Dedicated to preserving the legacy of its members, the NBPA Foundation provides support and assistance to persons, communities, and organizations around the world that seek to improve the lives of those in need.
About Good Company:
Good Company is a bi-coastal creative production studio that develops and produces content and experiences at the intersection of art, music and cinema. They are behind some of the most iconic music videos and films of our time, including Beyonce’s Lemonade. They also produce award-winning ad campaigns for brands like Meta and Nike and create breathtaking live performance visuals for artists such as Adele, Pharrell and Miley Cyrus.
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Game Change Game
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Watercress is a superfood and the only food to score perfect on the ANDI and CDC indexes.
FELLSMERE, Fla., June 7, 2023 (Newswire.com)
For National Men’s Health Month, B&W Quality Growers – the world’s largest grower of healthy, flavorful leafy greens – recommends adding watercress to men’s diets, which may improve overall health. On average, women live five years longer than men, and consuming this superfood could better those odds. As the only food to score perfect on the ANDI and CDC indexes, watercress is packed with nutrients to help combat cardiovascular disease, mental health conditions, and obesity – which run a higher risk in men.
Cardiovascular disease – including heart attack, arrhythmia, and heart failure – is the leading cause of death for men in the U.S., affecting about one in four men and killing 350,000 men annually. One of the key players in watercress, the world’s most nutrient-dense food, is Vitamin K. Watercress contains over 100% of your recommended daily serving in just one cup (34g) and has been linked to improving cardiovascular health as it helps strengthen capillary walls, preventing them from bulging and breaking, and increases blood flow by preventing clotting. A recent Harvard study shows that people with the highest intake of Vitamin K were 21% less likely to be hospitalized with cardiovascular disease than those with the lowest values.
Men are also at a higher risk of depression, with a reported 30.6% of men in the U.S. suffering in their lifetime. Eating high-quality foods that contain lots of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, like watercress, nourishes the brain and protects it from oxidative stress, which damages cells. Watercress is also an excellent source of highly soluble iron, zinc, magnesium, and Vitamin B. All these nutrients may help prevent and treat depressive disorders.
In addition, 40.5% of American men over the age of 20 are considered obese, which is more than the 27.5% of obese American women. Many factors contribute to the obesity differences in genders, one likely being diet. Statistically speaking, men are reported to eat more meats and dairy products while women consume more fruits and vegetables. Watercress is high in vitamins, minerals, and compounds and low in calories – incorporating watercress into a diet can decrease appetite without the extra calories and assist with weight loss.
Many factors affect our physical and mental health, but with men being at a higher risk in certain areas, consuming watercress could be the edge they need to stay ahead.
About B&W Quality Growers
B&W Quality Growers has been farming responsibly since 1870. We’re among the largest growers of distinctive leafy greens, including watercress, arugula, spinach, and ong choy. We sustainably grow, pack, and ship the highest-quality distinctive leafy greens, providing well-being for our consumers and value for our customers. We’ve done this with zero product recalls and aim to provide a healthier, more flavorful world using premium leaves in everyday recipes. For more information, visit bwqualitygrowers.com.
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Swift Urgent Care Officially Rebrands & Adds a Second Location in Sunset Park on Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn NY
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Swift Urgent Care’s brand new facility located at 6002 Fort Hamilton Pkwy, Brooklyn, New York
BROOKLYN, N.Y., June 7, 2023 (Newswire.com)
The new Swift Urgent Care clinic is located at 6002 Fort Hamilton Parkway (corner of 60th street) Brooklyn, NY 11219 and is open Sunday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The clinic welcomes walk-ins, in-person and virtual appointments with multilingual providers and a wide range of services including vaccines, physicals, labs, women’s well visits, and more. Swift’s new location will further its mission of bringing high-quality, personalized care to Brooklyn.
To celebrate the official opening of the new Sunset Park location, Swift has a weeklong list of special events for everyone in the community including free treats, balloons, face painting, giveaways, and a visit from a life-size popular kids character. These celebrations are open to the public and will take place at the clinic from Wednesday, June 7, 2023, to Tuesday, June 13, 2023.
Key Dates to Remember:
June 8, 2023 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
• Grand Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting • Bakery treats, balloons, giveaways, and more • Rabbit Mascot celebrating Chinese Year of the Rabbit
June 11, 2023 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
• Face painting, balloon animals, balloons, giveaways, and more • A visit from a life-size, popular kids character
June 13, 2023 | 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
• Popcorn, cotton candy, balloons, giveaways, and more • A visit from a life-size, popular kids character
The opening of this second location marks an important milestone for Swift, as it continues to expand its reach and support the growing demand for urgent care services. Dr. Erin Spahic, DNP, Medical Director of Swift Urgent Care clinics, will attend the Grand Opening to welcome and address the community. Having made significant contributions to the healthcare field, Dr. Spahic is passionate about amplifying the accessibility and delivery of healthcare in the Central/South Brooklyn area. With her extensive experience and commitment to improving patient outcomes, Dr. Erin Spahic is proud to represent Swift. Dr Spahic says, “It is so exciting to be a part of the official relaunch of Swift. We are proud to serve these communities and believe that Swift can help fill the remaining gaps in the healthcare landscape. The urgent care model is rapidly evolving and expanding, and with it so are we.”
About Swift Urgent Care
Swift offers exceptional medical services to patients in need of immediate, non-emergency attention. As a community-minded healthcare organization, Swift prides itself on truly understanding its patients. Swift Urgent Care is committed to providing its patients with the highest level of care possible, and responding to the unique needs of the communities it serves. Swift offers a wide range of services, including illness and injury visits, annual, sports, and camp physicals, bloodwork, and EKG services.
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