Mario Kart 8's AI is one thing, rarely hesitating to throw a red shell in the works or drop bananas at the wrong moment, but when you get online, this cute world turns into a cutthroat race to the finish where only the fastest – and luckiest – survive. Online is also the most surprising aspect of Mario Kart 8 – because it's fast, lag-free, and lets you create private or public lobbies with tweaked rulesets. Nintendo's online offerings tend to flatter to deceive but here there's everything that could be wished for, outside of a more persistent element like rankings, perhaps – but then, Mario Kart's never really been about prestige so much as one-off races and clonking your mate with a red shell. … [Read more...] about Mario Kart 8 review – the best drive ever?
Find out about your employer’s plans if an outbreak of flu or another illness occurs and whether flu vaccinations are offered on-site.Routinely clean frequently touched objects and surfaces, including doorknobs, keyboards, and phones, to help remove germs. Make sure your workplace has an adequate supply of tissues, soap, paper towels, alcohol-based hand rubs, and disposable wipes. Train others on how to do your job so they can cover for you in case you or a family member gets sick and you have to stay home. If you begin to feel sick while at work, go home as soon as possible. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. … [Read more...] about How a good economy may equal a BAD flu season: Each 1% jump in employment rate ‘is linked with a 19% bump in flu-related doctors’ visits’
The House of Fraser brand was launched with the help of her wife, Melanie Rickey, Grazia's fashion editor at large. Rickey's fashion nous was key to making the label a success, to be extended to more shops and products next year. Although Rickey featured in the Frocks series and they recently did a joint interview, the couple are low-key. "I'm married to a woman and I'm in love with a woman and I have a great family life," Portas told one interviewer. "But I don't want it to be the first thing that people think about." … [Read more...] about Mary Portas: can her majesty save the high street?