MIAMI (WSVN) – Members of Miami Fire Rescue are going off to help those in Puerto Rico as they prepare for a potential hit from Hurricane Maria.Members of the specially trained Task Force One will be going to San Juan, Puerto Rico in order to be ready to assist with search and rescue efforts.Puerto Rico again is in the path of a Hurricane, just weeks after Hurricane Irma brushed against the island, knocking out most of the island’s power.“That’s one of the reasons why we are being activated is because the infrastructure in Puerto Rico has suffered so much that they need assistance,” said Miami Fire Rescue Assistant Fire Chief Pete Gomez. “There’s currently two FEMA urban search and rescue teams on the island, and they need to augment the resources because the island cannot just support this type of mission.”Miami-Dade Fire Rescue also has members on the team. They departed Monday as well.Both departments were also involved in rescue efforts in Texas and the Keys.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Go back to the e-newsletterMandarin Oriental will launch a Digital Detox initiative at all of its spas worldwide beginning 5 September 2016. The programme is designed to help guests find new ways to manage their relationship with technology and the stress that can come with a constantly connected digital lifestyle.Now, by booking any treatment at a Mandarin Oriental spa, guests can also access a range of wellness advice and activities designed to help them disconnect from technology. Mandarin Oriental has worked with the renowned Mayo Clinic on the creation of a range of tips and guidelines that can help establish personal boundaries on the use of technology, clear mental chatter and establish a healthy, digitally balanced lifestyle.The Digital Detox initiative encourages guests to surrender their phones on arrival at the spa, thus removing any online distractions. In the spa relaxation rooms, guests can access a full range of mindfulness activities such as journalling, note-card writing, colouring, meditation or simply relaxing and enjoying the silence. There will also be a selection of curated spa retail offerings, ranging from crystals and eye masks to meditation pillows and a selection of calming teas and oils. All have been chosen to encourage mindfulness and digital disconnection.For those who wish to immerse themselves more fully, a Digital Detox Retreat can be booked. This 80-minute experience focuses on grounding both body and mind through the power of human touch, and is designed to provide a calming and peaceful respite from the outside world and the stress of repetitive movements. The treatment includes relaxation in an aromatic bath, followed by a massage that concentrates on the head, eyes, neck, shoulders, hands and feet.On departure, inspired by tips on how to achieve a more digitally balanced life, guests can reclaim their cleaned device from the spa, repackaged in its own protective digital shielding. To further support this new Digital Detox initiative, The Spas at Mandarin Oriental will again offer an annual Silent Night event for the holiday season. On 14 December 2016 each spa will have a special silent retreat to remind guests about the importance of taking personal time for reflection, introspection and silence.Go back to the e-newsletter