Cesar expands canine cuisine offering
FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Cesar is adding two new flavors of dog food to its portfolio.
The company has introduced new Cesar original pate smoked BBQ chicken flavor meal and Cesar Sunrise scrambled egg and sausage flavor breakfast. The new flavors were developed in response to an unique opportunity that offered consumers the ability to design a delicious dish to satisfy even the most particular palettes, Cesar said.
"At the Cesar, we know dog lovers want to provide quality products for their best friends," Cesar director Tierney Monaco said. "Dog lovers know their pets best, so who better to choose our next two flavors?"
CDC: Widespread flu activity reported in California
ATLANTA — The flu season is in full swing as California reported widespread influenza activity, according to data reported by state and territorial epidemiologists and published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In addition to California, regional influenza activity was reported by nine states — including Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Nevada, Texas, Utah, and Virginia — while local influenza activity was reported by 12 states: Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, Oklahoma, South Carolina and South Dakota.
The CDC also said for the week ended Feb. 4, Missouri was the only state to report moderate influenza-like activity, while five states (Alabama, Idaho, South Dakota, Utah and Washington) experienced low ILI activity, 44 states and New York City minimal ILI activity, while data from the District of Columbia were insufficient to calculate an ILI activity level.
Report: Obama administration won’t make any more changes to birth control mandate
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will not make any additional changes to its rule that will mandate health insurance plans to provide free contraception to women, despite reports of a compromise with those that were against the requirement.
According to a Reuters report published Sunday, White House chief of staff Jacob Lew said the White House will move forward with the mandate despite opposition from the conservative groups and the Roman Catholic Church (which operates several hospitals and universities), which opposes birth control. Lew also said "no religious organization will be required to pay for or facilitate the coverage that it disagrees with since the insurance companies are the ones who will pay," Reuters said.
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