Fifth Annual Women Changing the Game Event Presented by FPL Kicked Off Countdown to Ninth Annual Roo

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BOCA RATON, Fla.June 20, 2022PRLog — Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Title IX with top female executives in Palm Beach County, the fifth annual Boca Raton Bowl’s Women Changing the Game event presented by FPL at the Hilton West Palm Beach drew an intimate group of women in business, sports and community leaders for a night filled with women-empowering experiences, great networking, food and drink, pop-up shops, gifting and more.

A traditional high point of the annual event is its panel discussion of executive women sharing their career experiences and advice for attendees. This year the Title IX-themed panel discussion moderated by Keli Ferguson, the Emmy Award-Winning Sports and Anchor ESPN 106.3 on WPTV and FOX 29, featured accomplished South Florida women executives who have either played or worked in collegiate athletics and in some way have been impacted by Title IX.  The rule established in 1972 with just 37 words is what helped level the playing field that women athletes and their coaches thrive on to this day.

A special welcome video from Sarah Colby Spain, an American sports reporter who works as an columnist, ESPN Radio host, ESPN television personality and occasional ESPN SportsCenter reporter, kicked off the inspiring panel discussion including four South Florida executives:

  • Pam Rauch, Vice President of External Affairs and Economic Development for Florida Power & Light Company who competed as a member of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill women’s tennis team.
  • Staci Wilson, Olympic Gold Medalist and Pine School Boys Soccer Head Coach who competed as a member the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and in the U.S. Olympics for women’s soccer.
  • Kate Arrizza, President & CEO of Cox Science Center and Aquarium who was an all-state swimmer in high school and recruited to swim for the United States Naval Academy team. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree from the Naval Academy, she served as an Officer in the U.S. Navy for seven years. Kate still regularly competes in open water marathon swims, ranging between 10K and 20K in distance and in training for the 12.5-mile swim for the 8th time around the island of Key West.
  • Courtney Lovely, Director of Athletics at Palm Beach Atlantic University who formerly served as Senior Associate Athletics Director and Title IX Deputy Coordinator. She is the first minority to serve in her current role and is the third athletic director during PBA’s NCAA era.

“Women Changing the Game has become a highlight on our annual Bowl calendar, and I am gratified by its popularity, growth and stature,” shared RoofClaim Boca Raton Bowl Executive Director Doug Mosley. “This year we changed our approach a bit and for a good reason, as this was the first time this traditionally women-only event invited men to attend because we felt that celebrating 50 years of Title IX called for a broader audience.”

Sponsors for Women Changing the Game included presenting sponsor FPL, Brightline, Hilton West Palm Beach, Trustbridge, PNC Bank, Deep Eddy Vodka and the Gardens Mall. Guests enjoyed a variety of pop-up shops from the Gardens Mall including Kendra Scott, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Peloton, Josephine Alexander Collective and Aveda; as well as VIP Gifting Bags and a chance to win a $500 gift certificate for shopping at the Gardens Mall and a one-year Cooper Hawk membership.


The Boca Raton Bowl is one of 17 bowl games owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN. The Boca Raton Bowl debuted in 2014 and has been well received in the community through its first eight years. It has twice held the distinction of matching up two conference champions – Marshall University vs. Northern Illinois University (2014), and UAB vs. Northern Illinois (2018). In all, six conference champions and another three conference division champions have played in the game. Among the bowl’s alumni who have moved on to the NFL are current New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (BYU, 2020), Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary (FAU, 2017) and Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott (Memphis, 2016). For more information about the Boca Raton Bowl visit or follow through social media on Facebook (, Twitter (@BocaBowl), and Instagram (@BocaBowl).

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The Fifth Meeting of the India-Sri Lanka Joint Working Group on Fisheriesheld through virtual mode

The Fifth Meeting of the India-Sri Lanka Joint Working Group on Fisheries was held on 25thMarch, 2022 through virtual mode.

The Indian delegation was led by Shri JatindraNath Swain, Secretary, Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying. The other members of the Indian delegation included senior representatives from the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of Tamil Nadu, Government of Puducherry, Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard.

The Sri Lankan delegation was led by Ms. R.M.I. Rathnayake, Secretary, Ministry of Fisheries, Government of Sri Lanka. The other members of the Sri Lankan delegation comprised of senior officials from the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry, Ministry of Fisheries, Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Navy, Coast Guard, Sri Lanka Police, Department of the Attorney General and National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency.

The Joint Working Group discussed allrelevant issues in detail including the concerns relating to fishermen and fishing boats which have been on the agenda of bilateral discussions between India and Sri Lanka for many years.

Shri JatindraNath Swain observed that the Indian side is always committed to work constructively with the Sri Lankan side towards resolution of issues related to fishermen and their livelihoods in a humanitarian manner. He also took up the issue of early release of Indian fishermen and boats currently in Sri Lankan custody. The Indian side expressed its readinessto work together with Sri Lanka for joint research to enhance the productivity of Palk Bay fisheries.

Both sides also discussed cooperation between Navy & Coast Guard of both countries in patrolling, existing hotline between the Coast Guards and related operational matters including cooperation in tracking poaching, prevention of environmental damage due to bottom trawling, addressing grievances of fishermen on either side, besidesissues relating to investigation on recent deaths of fishermen and status of apprehended fishermen and fishing boats.

The Indian side highlighted the initiatives taken by the Central and State Governments to diversify livelihood options and reduce fishing pressure in the Palk Bay. It also informed that infrastructure has been created to facilitate deep-sea fishing and promotion of alternative livelihood through seaweed cultivation, mariculture and several aquaculture activities.

The Sri Lankan side proposed a faster transition to sustainable fishing in the Palk Bay fisheries and also suggested that India can help them develop theaquaculture sector and the associated infrastructure in Northern Sri Lanka.

The meeting concluded on a positive note, with commitment towards continued cooperation and dialogueto solve the fishermen related issues and to hold the next meeting of the Joint Working Group as per schedule.

It may be recalled that the First Meeting of the Joint Working Group(JWG) was held on 31 December 2016 in New Delhi.The Second Meeting of the JWG was held in Colombo on 7 April 2017.The Third Meeting was held in New Delhi on 13 October 2017 while the Fourth JWG met in virtual mode on 30 December, 2020.



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Canada – Fifth Meeting of the North American Drug Dialogue 

Representatives from Canada, Mexico, and the United States met virtually on February 10, 2022, for the Fifth North American Drug Dialogue (NADD).

OTTAWA – February, 11, 2022

Representatives from Canada, Mexico, and the United States met virtually  on February 10, 2022, for the Fifth North American Drug Dialogue (NADD). The NADD is the result of a commitment made by the heads of government of the three countries at the 2016 North American Leaders’ Summit (NALS) to develop a trilateral forum to address current and emerging drug threats facing North America. 

At the NALS held in November 2021, the Prime Minister of Canada and the presidents of Mexico and the United States agreed to continue the trilateral dialogue on drugs and associated public health and safety concerns. They also agreed to collaborate towards adopting a framework that expands our cooperation under the NADD, including updated strategic objectives.

At the February 10 meeting, the three countries reviewed the progress made since the last NADD meeting in December 2019, focusing on actions undertaken to address the production and trafficking of illegal drugs, the public health harms associated with drug use and overdoses, and illicit finance.

To further advance these efforts, the three countries will continue working together, particularly to:

Finalize and adopt a framework that encompasses a comprehensive approach to address drug-related issues;
Improve and advance cooperative efforts and information sharing to better understand and respond to the North American illegal drug production and trafficking environment, helping to better protect our countries from the harms associated with illegal drug trafficking;
Continue to facilitate information exchange of best practices to strengthen our public health approaches to address harms associated with drug use and overdoses; and,
Strengthen cooperation to address illicit finance activities. 

Alexander Cohen

Director of Communications

Office of the Minister of Public Safety

BASF publishes fifth Palm Progress Report

  • From 2020, BASF sources all palm (kernel) oils exclusively from RSPO-certified sustainable sources
  • By 2025, the commitment to certified sourcing includes key palm oil and palm kernel oil-based intermediates
  • Portfolio for palm-based surfactants with RSPO certification continues to grow

BASF launched the fifth edition of its Palm Progress Report featuring figures for 2020. One of BASF’s key renewable raw materials is palm kernel oil and its primary derivatives which are mainly used to produce ingredients for the cosmetics, detergent and cleaner industries, as well as in human nutrition.

In the past year, BASF has reached an important milestone on the road to sustainable palm oil. The company has committed to source palm (kernel) oils exclusively from RSPO-certified sustainable sources since then. In 2020, BASF purchased 227,213 metric tons of RSPO-certified sustainable palm (kernel) oil. This corresponds to 100 percent of the total volume purchased. In addition, BASF made further progress in developing transparent supply chains: almost 95 percent of the global oil palm footprint – a total of 441,107 metric tons – could be traced back to the oil mill.

BASF is now fully focused on the other part of its 2015 commitment: to also include the commitment of certified sourcing to those significant intermediates which are based on palm oil and palm kernel oil by 2025, e.g. fatty alcohols and fatty acids.

Portfolio for palm-based surfactants with RSPO certification continues to grow

The BASF Home Care, I&I and Industrial Formulators Europe business is expanding its portfolio of palm-based surfactants with RSPO certifications. It now offers around 150 surfactants certified according to the RSPO standard ’Mass Balance’, in line with the company’s efforts to work towards a sustainable future along the entire value chain. In addition, it is helping its European customers to meet consumer demand for environment-friendly products both in the detergents and cleaners industry and amongst users of industrial applications. As one of the first RSPO members, BASF is thus underlining its continued commitment to support the production of sustainable palm (kernel) oil in the future.

The Palm Progress Report and further information on BASF’s commitment can be found here.


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At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 110,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €59 billion in 2020. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at