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Dan Marino’s Epic Comeback: Hall-of-Fame QB Signs One-Day Contract with Miami Dolphins

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In a historic move, Pepsi announced today it is signing Miami Dolphins’ Hall-of-Fame Quarterback Dan Marino to a one-day contract, marking his official return to gameday at the Dolphins’ home opener against the Broncos on Sunday, Sept. 24. While he may have learned that “Unretirement” wasn’t for him in PepsiCo’s NFL Season kickoff campaign, Marino’s thirst for a taste of gameday inspired his return to the stadium where he will serve as “QB1” of the Wynwood Walkthrough presented by Pepsi, a new concession storefront that allows fans to grab and go without stopping for checkout — a first for Hard Rock Stadium.

As part of Pepsi’s ongoing commitment to optimizing the football gameday experience for fans, the new Wynwood Walkthrough presented by Pepsi has its shelves fully stocked with chips and sips from PepsiCo beverages and Frito-Lay snacks, and Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology in place to get fans at the stadium back to their seats quicker than ever.

Dan Marino’s Return: A Special Meet and Greet Opportunity for Fans

While Dan Marino may be returning to take part in his first gameday action since he retired, the only job left as “QB1” will be to huddle with fans before kickoff. Following an “opening day” ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday, Marino will conduct a meet and greet with lucky fans in attendance. For the chance to take photos and get an autograph from Marino, be among the first 50 fans to check in with the Dolphins representative and claim a “ticket” at the Wynwood Walkthrough presented by Pepsi in Section 142 on the 100 level after the stadium gates open at 11 a.m. (No purchase required.)

“The topic of unretirement is fun for fans and media to talk about and certainly something I’ve thought about a few times since I retired, but I’m proud to say I left everything I had on the field playing for the best fans in the NFL,” said Marino. “But, when Pepsi offered me the chance to be part of gameday as their QB1 to quarterback the opening of the new, fast high-tech shop and give back to the fans, it was an opportunity I couldn’t refuse.”

The Wynwood Walkthrough

The Wynwood Walkthrough presented by Pepsi at Hard Rock Stadium marks the first time a major South Florida stadium will utilize Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology and Amazon One, designed to enable an effortless shopping experience. Shoppers simply enter the store by using their credit card or hovering their palm over an Amazon One device at the shop’s entry gate, and the technology detects what is taken from or returned to shelves. Fans can grab their favorite PepsiCo beverages and snacks and leave the shop without having to wait in line to check out. The payment method used to enter the store will be charged only for the items fans took with them.

“It’s important to stay refreshed during games and Dolphins fans don’t want to miss any action on the field. We’re excited to work with our long-time partners at the Miami Dolphins to bring Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology to this new stadium shop, enhancing the fan gameday experience without losing precious minutes on the clock,” said Heather Hoytink, PBNA South Division president. “We’re grateful to have NFL legend Dan Marino join in on the fun as our shop’s ‘QB1’ to help us kick things off with fans.”

Starting this week, fans at Hard Rock Stadium can visit the Wynwood Walkthrough presented by Pepsi at the southeast corner of the 100 level to quickly and conveniently quench their thirst with a variety of Pepsi beverages, hot “to go” foods, candy and snacks. The shop will be available to fans at all home games this season.

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Australia ‘outraged’ over aid worker killed in Gaza

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Australia ‘outraged’ over aid worker killed in Gaza

Worker Zomi Frankcom, an aid worker with the World Central Kitchen charity, has tragically lost her life in Gaza due to an Israeli air strike, sparking outrage and demands for transparency from Australia. Foreign Minister Penny Wong has called for a thorough inquiry into the incident, which also resulted in the deaths of six other charity workers.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has expressed his desire to directly speak with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu regarding the death of Ms Frankcom. Netanyahu has acknowledged the incident as an unintended strike on innocent individuals, stating that such events unfortunately occur in the midst of conflict. He has promised a comprehensive investigation into the matter.

Amid escalating tensions between Australia and Israel, Senator Wong emphasized Australia’s strong stance on accountability for the death of humanitarian workers. She stressed the need for a transparent inquiry and full explanation, as well as accountability for those responsible.

Mr Albanese has labeled the deaths of the aid workers as “completely unacceptable,” emphasizing the tragedy of the situation. The Australian Palestine Advocacy Network has gone a step further, calling the deaths not just a tragedy but a crime, and urging the government to take decisive action against Israel.

Ms Frankcom’s family, friends, and colleagues have been left devastated by her untimely demise. Described as a kind and selfless individual, Ms Frankcom’s legacy of compassion and bravery in helping those in need is being mourned by those who knew her.

World Central Kitchen, the charity for which Ms Frankcom was working, has paused its operations in Gaza in the wake of the incident. Chief executive Erin Gore condemned the attack as unforgivable, highlighting the dangers faced by humanitarian organizations in conflict zones.

The Australian government remains firm in its demand for accountability and justice in the wake of this tragedy. While Israel has expressed regret for the incident, the international community, including Australia, is pushing for a transparent investigation and assurance that such events will not be repeated in the future.

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Russian Government Urges Australian Embassy to Remove Social Media Post

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Russian Government Urges Australian Embassy to Remove Social Media Post

Embassy officials from the Australian embassy in Moscow have been summoned by Russian authorities following a social media post that criticized the holding of Russian presidential elections in occupied parts of Ukraine. The Russian foreign ministry stated that the post, made on the Telegram platform, questioned Russia’s territorial integrity and contained false information about the voting process in various Russian regions during the presidential election on March 15-17.

Australia’s Chargé d’affaires was informed that the online post was considered as interference in Russia’s internal affairs. The Russian government demanded that the message be removed and that measures be taken to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.

The Australian embassy’s post on Telegram on March 19, in Russian language, highlighted Australia’s stance on the election conducted by Russia in Ukrainian territories. The post emphasized that these actions by Russia undermine Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and political independence. Australia rejected the outcome of the election and reiterated its call for Russia to withdraw from Ukraine’s internationally recognized territory.

The Russian presidential election, which saw President Vladimir Putin declared the winner with over 87% of the vote, took place in areas of Ukraine that Russia claims to have annexed, including Crimea and parts of four regions seized after its 2022 invasion.

The incident underscores the ongoing tensions between Russia and Western countries, including Australia, regarding the situation in Ukraine. Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and its continued involvement in Ukrainian affairs have been met with strong opposition and condemnation from the international community.

Australian embassy officials have not yet responded publicly to the Russian government’s demands regarding the social media post. It remains to be seen how the Australian government will address the issue and whether the post will be removed as requested by Russian authorities.

As the diplomatic exchange continues between Russia and Australia, the situation highlights the importance of careful communication and diplomacy in addressing sensitive political issues. The tension over the Ukrainian territories and the implications of the Russian presidential election in those areas serve as a stark reminder of the complex challenges facing the international community today.

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What Happened When McDonald’s System Crashed Worldwide!

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What Happened When McDonald's System Crashed Worldwide

McDonald’s says a worldwide IT outage that hindered its servers from processing payments and resulted in restaurants closing across the country and elsewhere on Friday evening was not a cybersecurity violation.

The firm has also confirmed some of its food outlets’ systems are back up and running, and it is currently working to restore service to the rest of its restaurants as soon as possible.

The difficulty is being resolved, according to a McDonald’s spokesman.

“We thank customers for their patience and apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

“Notably, the issue is not related to a cybersecurity event.”

The outage primarily affected the company’s internal systems, with one McDonald’s employee telling the ABC that servers couldn’t see anything on their computer monitors.

It also affected the MyMacca’s app, with notifications being sent to global outage tracker Downdetector from around 4 p.m. AEDT.

McDonald’s employees put up signs telling customers they were unsure when the issues would be fixed.(Digital Daily News)

The technology meltdown affected the fast-food supply chain’s worldwide operations, with stores being closed in Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand.

Restaurants in Canada, Hong Kong, Germany, and Austria were also reportedly affected.

McDonald’s has around 1,000 restaurants in Australia, according to its website.

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