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David Beckham hands Instagram account to Ukrainian doctor

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Former England football captain David Beckham has handed over the reins of his Instagram page to a doctor in Ukraine

The football superstar wants to highlight the “amazing work” of medical professionals caring for patients, amid the war in Ukraine.

Beckham has given, Irnya, the head of the perinatal center in Kharkiv access to his Instagram so that she can post stories about what is happening in the hospitals.

Beckham wants to show his 71 million followers the conditions the doctors and nurses are working under, and the brutality of what Russia is doing.

Iryna is only indentified by her first name and has been working 24/7 to provide support to vulnerable people. 

She has recorded multiple stories to Beckham’s platform saying her team are risking their lives but they love their work. 

 “On the first day of the war, all pregnant women and mothers were evacuated to the basement. It was a terrible three hours that we spent together… Unfortunately, we can’t take babies who are in intensive care to the basement because they rely on life-saving equipment.”

Iryna via David Beckham Instagram stories.

IryNa via Beckham’s Instagram stories

Kharkiv is Ukraine’s second-largest city and has been the centre of bombing and missile attacks since Russia’s invasion began.

Beckham has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2005, an agency of the United Nations responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide.

He has urged his followers to donate and support UNICEF’s work in Ukraine. 

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Hero coach rescues U.S. swimmer at Olympic event

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U.S. Swimming coach, Andrea Fuentes, has saved the life of an American Swimmer, Anita Alvarez, at the FINA World Championships

Fuentes dived into the pool to rescue unconscious Alvarez from the bottom after her Olympic qualifying event.

In a nightmare moment, the 25-year-old didn’t return for breath after her synchronised swimming event and instead began to sink.

In a split-moment decision, Coach Fuentes jumped into the pool to rescue her, after the lifeguards failed to act.

When a swimmer finishes their routine, the first thing they want to do is breathe and so I saw that instead of going up, she was going down and I told myself, ‘Something is going on’ … So I went in as fast as I could.”

Andrea Fuentes

The young Olympic medalist was unconscious and not breathing but quickly received medical attention on the edge of the pool.

She was taken to hospital and is now reportedly in ‘good health’.

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Medical personnel to face trial over Maradona’s death

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Eight medical personnel will stand trial for their alleged negligence in the death of football legend Diego Maradona

The 60-year-old was found dead in a rented home in Buenos Aires two years ago, after recently being discharged from hospital.

Prosecutors say there were “omissions” by the star’s caregivers, who allegedly abandoned him during his hospital stay.

Around 20 medical experts found Maradona’s treatment was rife with “deficiencies and irregularities”, in a hearing convened by Argentina’s public prosecutor last year.

A neurosurgeon and family doctor, psychiatrist and psychologist are among those who are facing charges.

They risk sentences ranging from eight to 25 years in prison but are denying any responsibility in the Argentinian player’s death.

Diego Maradona played in four FIFA World Cups for Argentina, and then went on to coach the national team during their 2010 campaign in South Africa.

In May, his famous ‘Hand of God’ jersey sold for $9.3 million.

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Sporting stars lose millions amid crypto crash

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Many stars and celebrities are getting caught up in the crypto market crash right now, with big names losing millions

Most recently, star Quarterback Trevor Lawrence has had $22 million wiped off his cryptocurrency portfolio.

The Jacksonville Jaguars athlete pushed his entire signing bonus into the sector when he decided to accept his wage in digital currency.

The 22-year-old partnered with a crypto tracking app, Blockfolio.

He organised for his entire wage package of $34 million to be delivered in cryptocurrency.

However, Bitcoin has currently lost more than 70 percent of its value, which has sent Lawrence’s paycheck nosediving.

His original pay packet is now worth just $12 million, leaving the Quarterback $22 million out of pocket.

Investors are selling off riskier assets because central banks are raising interest rates to combat quickening inflation.

The overall market value of crypto assets has fallen from $3 trillion to below $1 trillion.

This expensive nightmare for Lawrence follows a string of other top athletes like NFL star Odell Beckham and NBA player Andre Iguodala also losing millions.

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