Yamaha Expands Power Pay Program

first_img Previous articleFew retirement plans offer alternatives within target-date funds, PGIM study findsNext articleGlobal Location-based Marketing Services Industry to Reach $134.5 Billion by 2027 (COVID-19 Revised) – ResearchAndMarkets.com Digital AIM Web Support Local NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – January 27, 2021 WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook TAGS  KENNESAW, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 27, 2021– Yamaha Marine today announced the expansion of Power Pay, a contingency program that provides a cash bonus to Yamaha anglers who place in sanctioned salt and freshwater tournaments. For the 2021 season, Yamaha adds 68 new competitive fishing events, enhances the payout bonus amounts and broadens the eligibility requirements to eligible anglers who own a Yamaha outboard with a warranty start date within the 60 months prior to registering for Power Pay. “The rules no longer require Power Pay anglers to be the original outboard owners. Now, Power Pay eligibility is open to second, third and even fourth Yamaha owners as long as the outboard has been warranty registered within the stated time,” said Connor Megan, Senior Regional Marketing Specialist, Yamaha Marine Engine Systems. “The first year of the program was a tremendous success with hundreds of qualified anglers winning nearly $140,000 in Power Pay bonus money despite the difficult situations created by COVID-19. We think 2021 will be even bigger.” Introduced in the fall of 2019, Power Pay gives anglers the opportunity to receive compensation for running eligible Yamaha outboards. Eligible anglers running Yamaha outboards can sign up for the program by visiting yamahapowerpay.com. All applicants are required to accept and adhere to the Yamaha Angler Code of Ethics before completing the registration for the program. Once registered, the highest placing angler in specified Power Pay sanctioned tournaments that meets all eligibility requirements will be compensated by Yamaha accordingly. New tournaments for 2021 include the MLF Bass Pro Tour, Bass Champs Texas, Carolina Bass Challenge, Texas Team Trail ®, Nichols Team Series Oklahoma, Phoenix BFL Regionals, EFL™ Redfish Contender Series and EFL™ Redfish Tour. Additional eligible Power Pay tournaments and trails include the Bassmaster Classic ®, Bassmaster ® Angler of the Year, Bassmaster Opens, B.A.S.S. Nation ®, Bassmaster Elites, Bassmaster College Series, Bassmaster High School series, A.B.A. Bass Pro Shops ® Open Series, Alabama Bass Trail, MWC, The National Walleye Tour ®, AIM ® Walleye, Kingfish Cup and Flatsmasters ®. For more information and complete terms and conditions about Power Pay, visit yamahapowerpay.com. Some restrictions apply. Void where prohibited by law. Yamaha Marine products are marketed throughout the United States and around the world. Yamaha Marine Engine Systems, based in Kennesaw, Ga., supports its 2,000 U.S. dealers and boat builders with marketing, training and parts for Yamaha’s full line of products and strives to be the industry leader in reliability, technology and customer service. Yamaha Marine is the only outboard brand to have earned NMMA ® ’s C.S.I. Customer Satisfaction Index award every year since its inception. Visit www.yamahaoutboards.com. REMEMBER to always observe all applicable boating laws. Never drink and drive. Dress properly with a USCG-approved personal floatation device and protective gear. © 2020 Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. All rights reserved. This document contains many of Yamaha’s valuable trademarks. It may also contain trademarks belonging to other companies. Any references to other companies or their products are for identification purposes only and are not intended to be an endorsement. Bassmaster and B.A.S.S. Nation are registered trademarks of B.A.S.S. LLC. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005082/en/ CONTACT: Melissa Boudoux Manager, Communications Yamaha U.S. Marine Engine Systems Office: (770) 701-3269 Mobile: (404) 381-7593 Melissa—[email protected] Neal Wheaton Wilder+Wheaton for Yamaha U.S Marine Engine Systems Mobile: (404) 317-0698 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA GEORGIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER SPORTS SPORTS SENIORS MARITIME TRANSPORT MEN FISHING CONSUMER OUTDOORS SOURCE: Yamaha Marine Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/27/2021 08:30 AM/DISC: 01/27/2021 08:31 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005082/en Yamaha Expands Power Pay Program Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

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Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, Jan. 21

first_imgMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Schenectady homeless assistance program Street Soldiers dealing with surge in needEDITORIAL: No chickens in city without strong regsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationHIGH NOTES: PPEs, fighting hunger, backpacks and supplies for kidsEDITORIAL: No more extensions on vehicle inspections Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionNAACP needs to update its name Regarding the Jan. 15 Gazette article “NAACP calls for city to employ diversity training.” We notice that nowhere in this article is the full name of the NAACP spelled out. Is that because “National Association for the Advancement of Colored People” contains the very phrase at the heart of the current controversy embroiling the City Council?It is ironic, if not downright hypocritical, that Councilman John Polimeni is being lambasted for almost-but-not-quite saying “colored people” while actually lauding the council’s diversity as a positive development. He quickly corrected his verbiage, to no avail.In the meantime, perhaps that venerable organization should consider changing its name to “National Association for the Advancement of People of Color.” At the very least, this would avert misunderstanding among the ill-informed, and tidily bring the nomenclature in line with the tenor and temper of the times.Mike FoleyRotterdamRestore Crosstown blood donation siteI was a long-time blood donor, giving 20-1/2 gallons. I quit giving because they closed the donor office in the Crosstown Plaza. I have to stop one medication for 30 days before I give. I need a stable time and place. That is why I don’t give, as I now have to go to different places and I never know when or where. My wife and I would preregister when we gave blood that way. We gave five or six times a year. A lack of giving may be your own doing.David CaseScotiaArena football can still thrive in AlbanyOn Aug 21, 1999, my friends and I were among some 13,000 Albany Firebirds fans cheering them to victory in Arena Bowl XIII. Little did we know that would be their next-to-last season in Albany.The Arena Football League of the early 2000s could never leave well enough alone and had to move any remaining mid-level market teams to major markets, in the quest for the almighty dollar.The Firebirds’ ill-advised move to Indiana came to their inevitable folding in 2004. Meanwhile, we waited 18 years for the return of top-level arena football.And after two years … poof. It was a sad, but predictable end for the AFL. But to those current and prospective sports franchise owners in the Capital Region, I ask, why let Albany’s arena football history die with the AFL?The National Arena League is an East Coast league with seven teams, including former AFL teams in Jacksonville and Orlando. There is even a team in Worcester. Just a thought.Any takers?Michael FondacaroAlbanyGrateful for donors adopting soldiersOn behalf of the non-profit Operation Adopt A Soldier (OAAS), my sincere thanks to all who donated during the run-up to the holiday season. Your concern and love for our troops represent the best in America, and everyone should be proud they brought them some Christmas cheer.We sent more than 1,000 comfort kits to soldiers so they’d arrive before Christmas, and each included a greeting card from area residents — from young students to senior citizens.We informally adopted sailors on a U.S. battleship, whose commanders via social media said the ship couldn’t find even basic necessities at their ports of call. We sent everything from cases of toilet tissue to toothpaste and toothbrushes to snacks, food, games and sports gear.It would be impossible to list all the caring citizens, businesses, organized groups, schools and others that donated.For example, Walmart on Route 9 in Queensbury, in cooperation with OAAS sponsor Nemer Ford, graciously allowed our volunteers to twice collect money and material donations from shoppers. Every donation was accompanied with a smile, holiday wishes and a thank you from the donors. It was especially touching to see parents provide their children with a teachable moment.A special thank you to the Gansevoort post office branch for collecting packages and sending them on a timely basis.Please continue helping OAAS in its year-round effort on behalf of our soldiers, because we’ll be here “until they all come home.”Cliff SeguinSaratoga SpringsThe writer is founder and chairman of OAAS.center_img Get yourself tested for cervical cancerJanuary is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, Cancer Prevention in Action Program (CPiA) wants you to take action against cancer.Cervical cancer screening begins at age 21 and is covered under most health plans. But one key reason women don’t get screened is that it’s too difficult to take time off from work.HPV causes nearly all cases of cervical cancer and several other cancers. HPV vaccine prevents about 90% of HPV-related cancers, including cervical. The vaccine is recommended for boys and girls beginning at nine through age 26.CPiA works to increase cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination rates in our community. We help employers develop a paid time off benefit allowing employees time off for screenings such as cervical, breast, and colon cancers without having to use accrued time. Studies show this type of benefit is cost-effective; helps employers with a healthier, more productive workforce; lowers direct medical, workers’ compensation and disability costs; and has fewer costs with recruitment and training of new workers.CPiA provides education about the importance of the HPV vaccine to health care providers, dental professionals, parents, and young adults. Since the HPV vaccine has been in use, HPV-related cancers have dropped 71% among young adult women.Learn more about the CPiA program, which is supported with funds from the state of New York and how you can take action against cancer, contact 518-770-6815.Kelsey CarpeAmsterdamThe writer is health education promotions coordinator, Community Cancer Prevention in Action of Fulton, Montgomery & Schenectady Counties.Everyone should reread Trump letterOn Jan. 17, the Gazette printed a letter by Mr. Don Demarco entitled “Trump rescued us from sleazy politics.” It is truly a letter worth rereading.I, for one, was impressed by Mr. Demarco’s sophisticated mastery of the gray area between good and evil in politics, his appreciation of nuance and, of course, his firm grasp upon, and analysis of, the whole host of relevant facts which bear upon the current political situation.I urge The Gazette to reprint the letter in full so that we, the unenlightened, can learn from Mr. Demarco’s stunningly lucid statement.Bill MacTiernanSchenectadyForgiving student debt raises issuesBased on a Jan. 6 column on Betsy DeVos (“Why is it so hard for DeVos to offer relief to students?”) I would ask, is the forgiveness of a debt an act of kindness, relief from the pressure of predatory lenders, a way to make life easier on the borrower that got in over their head, or simply another way for the IRS to declare the debt relief as income to the borrower and tax it as such?Just because it’s student debt doesn’t really differentiate it from any other debt at all. You can argue they were trying to build their future, but isn’t that the same as defaulting on a loan to start a business and having the lender forgive your debt? They are both for building a future.Here’s an example: Let’s say I own a business, buy a building and rent out my business to myself under another corporate name. I charge rent to myself, but in the course of a year things didn’t go as expected and I decided not to pay the rent. I then decide to forgive myself of the debt and move on. No money has ever changed hands, yet it becomes income to me on my tax return.Why should it be any different for student debt? In my opinion it shouldn’t. However, could this be part of the ramifications of forgiving student loans and what is making the whole issue so complicated? There’s more to this issue than meets the eye.Bob BeliveGlenvillelast_img read more

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