Quick Treatments That Will Have You Red Carpet Ready

With the first awards show of 2019 (the 76th annual Golden Globes) hitting hot on the heels of New Year’s Eve, getting red carpet ready has been a tight squeeze this year. “After a few too many holiday parties, clients are looking for ways to spring back quickly,” says Beverly Hills-based celeb dermatologist Dr. Ava Shamban, who counts Kris Jenner as a client. With time of the essence, L.A.’s army of aestheticians are ready with an arsenal of high-tech treatments designed to tackle everything from post-holiday bloat to dull winter skin. “We are often the first stop after a long-haul flight,” says Ricari Studio founder Anna Zahn, who specializes in full-body lymphatic body sculpting endermologie and pressotherapy treatments. “A lot of people come in specifically to have their arms worked on if they are wearing a sleeveless dress. Because there are a lot of lymph nodes under the arms and on the legs, they can get puffy, and this really flushes it out.” Popular with actresses and models, Ricari’s signature 90-minute sessions ($325) combine 60 minutes of full body endermologie (to stimulate the lymphatic system, instantly boost circulation, reduce fluid retention and help tone...

Oil drilling comes to Utah wildlife refuge. Will rules keep birds, plants and fish safe?

A Dallas energy company expects to recover 400,000 barrels of oil from two wells it proposes to drill inside eastern Utah’s Ouray National Wildlife Refuge but only after agreeing to onerous concessions to avoid disturbing habitat used by migratory birds and threatened species of plants and fish. The project taps the very heart of the refuge, formerly irrigated fields known as Leota Bottom framed by a big eastward bend in the Green River. To protect the rare yellow-billed cuckoo, for example, Thurston Energy can perform no construction or drilling during the summer nesting season, and then must adhere to strict hours of operation. Tanker trucks may pass through only between 1 and 4 p.m., moving no faster than 10 mph. That restriction not only protects birds but also the refuge’s human visitors, according to refuge manager Rob Bundy. “Trucks are to yield to normal refuge traffic, which includes both staff and visitors. We want to minimize the impact of heavy truck traffic on our refuge visitors,” Bundy said. “Tanker trucks have never been on the refuge before, but Thurston has been good to work with. We have no complaints.” Bundy helped write a supplemental analysis of the projec...

Sentry Insurance Renews ATA Business Solutions Featured Product Agreement for Fourth Year

ARLINGTON, Va., May 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Today, American Trucking Associations announced that a number of coverages, claims, and safety services of Sentry Insurance, a mutual insurance provider specializing in transportation insurance, have been renewed as ATA Business Solutions Featured Products for the fourth year in a row.  “Every day, trucking companies work hard and take financial risks in order to grow their businesses and continue providing America’s transportation needs,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “Products like the ones offered by Sentry Insurance allow motor carriers and other industry stakeholders to have confidence in the operational decisions they make.” Rated A+ by A.M. Best for 27 straight years, Sentry has experience designing individualized protection for trucking operations of all sizes. The Sentry coverages to be recognized as ATA Business Solutions Featured Products include auto liability, auto physical damage, and motor truck cargo. Beyond offering the customized coverages and specialized claims handling fleets need to protect their businesses, Sentry’s safety services program offers access to Certi...