These are the biggest takeaway trends of 2019 according to Deliveroo

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Although we’re always partial to a KFC or sneaky Domino’s, ever since Deliveroo launched in the UK they’ve basically proved it’s possible to get a restaurant-quality takeaway and changed the game. (And our poor bank accounts.) This year, we’ve tried basically every Vietnamese restaurant with ordering distance and hunkered down with some Mexican cuisine in our pyjamas but according to Deliveroo, we could be singing a very different tune next year. The delivery platform revealed what the top five food trends of 2019 to Her.ie are going to be and well, it’s good news for vegetarians.

They’ve anticipated that next year, people are going to take a major interest in ‘healthy frozen savouries’ so you could find yourself picking up some avocado ice cream at the supermarket. They claimed that 2019 heralds ‘the international adoption of savoury and healthy ice creams’ and ‘vegan and veggie variations of ice cream are certainly expected’.

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Biltong and crisps are going to take more of a backseat in 2019 as one kind of divisive form of cuisine is on the rise, as they believe ‘sea snacks’ are going to become popular. In fact, there’s already been a big jump in interest as Deliveroo said, ‘With an already abundant and rich marine life, Deliveroo has already seen an increase of 59 percent in seafood orders across the platform.’

Even if you know some ride or die meat eaters, Deliveroo’s also predicted that there’s a new eating trend that’s going to change things: something called ‘flexitarianism’. They explained, ‘We have witnessed veganism explode in Ireland, with Deliveroo restaurant partners increasing their vegan-friendly options by a staggering 100 percent and a 73 percnet increase of vegan orders on the platform in 2018.’

“As the lifestyle gathers more speed in the new year, Deliveroo predicts an increase in Flexitarianism,’ they continued, ‘where customers will dip in and out of meat dishes in favour of #MeatlessMonday and #GreenSunday.’

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As the world grows more eco-conscious, so will the food trade next year. Deliveroo’s predicted that their merchants are going to ‘introduce innovative ways to reduce daily waste, by using the likes of root vegetable leaves to make tasty and flavoursome pestos to accompany dishes’.

And finally, the boom of fermented food and drink over in California is apparently going to make a splash in the UK. Deliveroo particularly honed in on kombucha, a fermented tea, saying, ‘Hailed as a miracle drink, it packs a probiotic punch for gut health. Seeing as Ireland’s unofficial national drink is tea, this fermented version is sure to be a key 2019 healthy hit.’

So, what do you think? We personally aren’t super into the idea of swapping out a cheesy pasta for mouldy tea TBH, but to each their own.

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The 16 biggest trailers and announcements from The Game Awards 2018

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We’re all happy for the hard-working developers, composers, designers, and content creators who walked away with trophies at The Game Awards tonight, but if we’re being totally honest, the reason that many of us tuned in was to see all the world premiere trailer and announcements that Geoff Keighley wrangled for the event.

Needless to say, the show outdid itself again with an eye-popping number of shocking reveals (many of which didn’t leak before the show!), and while this isn’t quite all of them, we’ve rounded up the best below.

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The Biggest Challenge for Hudson’s Bay’s New CEO? Deciding What Not to Do

Hudson’s Bay certainly isn’t a new company, but it does have a fairly new CEO with some new ideas for the company.

Helena Foulkes has been at the helm of Hudson’s Bay less than a year and she’s already made several moves to push the company into a new era. Hudson’s Bay, which owns Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor, was founded in 1670, and–in Foulkes’s mind–it has a bit of catching up to do.

“I think the thing that has been hardest is deciding what not to do,” Foulkes said Monday at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women International Summit in Montreal. “There were a lot of opportunities when I arrived and big decisions to be made, and almost every night I left saying, ‘Wow, I seen an opportunity there, there, there. And I had to pace myself and my team to decide which things mattered the most and what I could put to the side.’”

Since taking over in February, Foulkes sold off the remaining part of Lord & Taylor’s flagship New York store (a large part of the retail space was already sold prior to Foulkes’s tenure), she sold off Gilt Group, and entered into a joint venture with the company’s biggest competitor in Europe.

Foulkes said on Tuesday that Hudson’s Bay and Saks have had strong performances. Lord & Taylor, meanwhile, is need of some revitalizing.

“Lord & Taylor is a business where our shoppers, they love it. The problem is there aren’t enough of them,” Foulkes noted.

She also touted Hudson’s Bay’s digital presence, but admits there’s still room for improvement. However, she’s not worried the 348-year-old company is danger of falling the way of other ill-fated retailers like Sears.

“Here’s a great example of what not to do,” Foulkes said she told her staff upon news of Sears’ bankruptcy filing. “I think it’s a really interesting example of a company that prided itself on its amazing real estate, but forgot to be a great retailer for its customers, and at the end of the day that’s what matters.”

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Disappointed By Big-Screen DC? Their Animated Movies Pack the Biggest Punch

Oh, what a frustrating time it is to be a DC Extended Universe fan. Or Worlds of DC to use the newly coined title. Just when it seems like all the pieces are finally in place for our heroes to push forward into a brave new era of screen adventures following the conclusion of 2017’s Justice League, we’re hit with the news that the solo Flash outing is indefinitely delayed. Not to mention the fact that discussions for Henry Cavill’s next appearance as Superman have broken down. If there’s one thing the DC movies have been lacking, it’s consistency — something the MCU has championed for so long. And it doesn’t look to be arriving any time soon.

While the live-action universe’s overall trajectory remains uncertain, there is an avenue where DC fans can get a reliable, respectful fix of the comic-book giant’s most beloved characters. And that’s the DC Animated Universe. A continuing series of direct-to-video film projects originally intended for mature audiences, these animated features are well-directed, often standalone, and are generally more aligned with the comic book stories readers will be familiar with – all while pushing them in new directions.

Some of the most notable comic arcs translated so far include: Flashpoint ParadoxGotham by Gaslight, and even The Dark Knight Returns in a fully fledged two-part epic. These stories, and some new ones, are treated with the love and care they deserve, free of the need to waste time setting up undercooked plot threads that will likely never happen. Forget the universe formerly known as the DCEU, here’s why DC’s animated movies pack the biggest punch.

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Quite understandably, blockbuster interpretations like Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad aren’t likely to take any real creative risks. Especially in the latter’s case; even in a film fronted by a ragtag team of supervillains we’re expected to believe that they’re merely misunderstood – rather than seriously disturbed – individuals sure to see the value of good before eventually fighting off ‘true evil’. They’re written and filmed to appeal to a broad audience of cinema-goers, after all, thus making any big-screen representation of DC’s strong character slate pretty cut and dried. Or worse, watered down.

The DC Animated Universe stories are the opposite of this, by comparison, going so far as to explore characters like Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and The Flash in much more depth than their straight-laced, silver-screen versions. Take Justice League: Gods and Monsters, for example. It’s an entirely original and unique storyline that riffs off the origin stories of Superman and the gang, presenting a universe where Batman is a pseudo-vampire, Wonder Woman is a god willing to kill, and Son of Zod, rather than Kal-El, was the baby exiled to Earth following the destruction of Krypton.

Even when universe lore is kept classic, very rarely do these animated features waste time explaining characters’ backstory or origins, unless it’s crucial to the central story about to unfold. Remaining confident that viewers will have a basic understanding of these heroes that have been ingrained in pop culture for 70+ years now, DC animated movies like Batman: Assault on Arkham – in which the Dark Knight largely takes a backseat – can be the perfect jumping in point for newcomers as well as die-hard DC fans not wanting to be pandered to.

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Whereas the Marvel Cinematic Universe has shown bravery in letting its lesser-known characters come to the fore in eponymous movies such as Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, the Worlds of DC probably hasn’t established itself well enough yet to get quite as wacky. The DC animated films, however, have done a great job at highlighting the stranger side of superheroes. Released with little fanfare on store shelves last year, Justice League Dark is the perfect example of this.

In it, we follow Batman as he recruits the DC universe’s supernatural slate of characters, with John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Deadman, and more coming to the fore in order to stop a mystical force threatening the world. These characters make sense in a story that is noticeably darker than what the light and bright members of the Justice League world normally face – in a world where mythology and mystery are woven together. Hollywood director Doug Liman was allegedly developing a live-action version of Justice League Dark, but as with most Worlds of DC projects announced these days, it wouldn’t see the light of day.

Unexpected Twists on Familiar DC Arcs


It’s nice to see certain beloved comic book arcs given the animation treatment.

So far, we’ve explained how the DC Animated Universe does right by comic-book fans looking for something slightly off-kilter and new. However, every so often, the folks spearheading this animation arm of DC Entertainment see fit to adapt an established comic book arc – with a welcome twist. The animated interpretation of Gotham by Gaslight, for example, dreams up an entirely different identity for the Jack the Ripper that Batman has been chasing. Batman vs Robin, on the other hand, takes elements from Scott Snyder’s celebrated Court of Owls storyline before choosing to delve deeper into the relationship between Bruce and his estranged son Damian Wayne.

In lifting these much-beloved DC one-shots off the page though, the risk is that they aren’t always done justice. Take 2015’s animated adaptation of The Killing Joke. The original Alan Moore graphic novel works out at a perfectly paced 50-or-so pages. This wasn’t enough material for a 100-minute home video feature, meaning that creative liberty was taken by way of a new prologue. Many took against this change – proving that, despite best intentions, in animated form, it’s still possible to get things wrong.

Occasional hiccups like this don’t take away from the runaway success of so many of the entries in the DC Animated Universe, which for the most part explore far more interesting territory than DC’s big-screen offerings likely ever will. While seeing our favourite characters and stories done right on the big screen can be a thrilling experience, it’s in the DC Animated Universe where the truly great stuff is happening.

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Beto O’Rourke Raises $38 Million in Third Quarter, Biggest Haul for Senate Candidate Ever

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Rep. Beto O’Rourke, the El Paso Democrat challenging incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz had the single largest fundraising quarter in a Senate race ever, his campaign said Friday.

O’Rourke raised more than $ 38 million in the third quarter of 2018 from 802,836 individual contributions. Not only did the haul break previous records for Senate candidates, it also outpaced previous quarters where he raised more money than Cruz.

“The people of Texas in all 254 counties are proving that when we reject PACs and come together not as Republicans or Democrats but as Texans and Americans, there’s no stopping us,” O’Rourke said in a statement. “This is a historic campaign of people: all people, all the time, everywhere, every single day — that’s how we’re going to win this election and do something incredible for Texas and our country at this critical moment.”

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Trump’s Biggest Fan, Kanye West, Heads to the White House Today

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One of the many baffling phenomena of the Trump era has been the readiness of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to hang out with the president, despite his overt and well documented racism and sexism.

The process will reach its peak today when Kanye West drops in for lunch and then witnesses the signing of a new bill to update the way music royalties are paid to take account of the impact of streaming services.  

Kim, of course, has already called into the White House for her photo op with Trump (who once said she had a ‘fat ass‘) as part of her successful campaign to secure a pardon for a grandmother caught up in drug conspiracy.

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The 10 Biggest Stories From New York Comic Con 2018

New York Comic Con 2018 was the biggest yet. Numerous TV shows and movies were showcased at the massive annual celebration of pop culture, giving fans a glimpse at what’s to come, a look back at iconic films or series, and exclusive insights alongside sneak peek footage. But some stories from the event stood out from the rest — this is our pick of the biggest, buzziest reveals from NYCC 2018.

Daredevil Bullseye Reveal

The Daredevil panel announced the show’s worst kept secret — that Bullseye would be the villain in Season 3 — albeit one manipulated by Wilson Fisk. We’ll see Bullseye’s origin story as FBI agent Benjamin Poindexter puts on the red Daredevil suit and starts meting out his own brand of justice. However, it was during our interview with the series cast that we revealed just how much of a threat he will pose to Matt Murdock. Vincent D’Onofrio, who plays Fisk — one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most perturbing villains – had this to say about Bullseye:

“It’s important that Poindexter becomes the worst part of himself. The city needs somebody to hate more than they hate Wilson Fisk.”

Showrunner Erik Oleson,  meanwhile, told us: “I think in this season, we very much needed a physical threat to Matt in addition to the Machiavellian plottings of Wilson Fisk.”

Hellboy — the First Bloody Trailer


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David Harbour as Hellboy.

Anticipation for Neil Marshall’s Hellboy reboot had just about reached the limit on the scale of expectancy. Then the first trailer dropped at NYCC. And the scale all but busted — for the assembled fans at the Main Stage, at least.

From the very first shots, the film sets out its stall to be a bloodier, way more hellish, R-rated version of the Mike Mignola comic-book creation, compared to Guillermo Del Toro’s 2004 screen adaptation. According to our man who was there, you see David Harbour’s version of Red “pressing his hand cannon to an enemy soldier’s head and blowing his bloody brains right into the camera.”

Harbour described Mike Mignola’s work as “existential horror” so we can presumably expect to see something thoughtful that resonates with viewers, as well as a fair amount of blood and gore. And a sense of humour, of course. Oh, and Milla Jovovich as a badass Hela-esque Nimue the Blood Queen.

Spawning of a Title

Todd McFarlane Wants to Call His Superhero Reboot ‘Spawn… Do You Believe?’

Todd McFarlane took to the stage at NYCC to talk about the upcoming Spawn film set to star Jamie Foxx and Jeremy Renner — and revealed it’s yet to get the greenlight. The artist, writer, and Image Comics founder also announced the title he’s gunning for: Spawn… Do You Believe?

Because everyone in this movie is going to be going ‘I don’t even know if this even exists, or if it’s in my head, or if it’s a boogeyman, or if it’s physical’,” says McFarlane.

McFarlane’s Spawn reboot would be “a true, dark, nasty, R-rated superhero” film — but he says that Hollywood is “timid”. However, with special effects maestro and Walking Dead supremo Greg Nicotero on board as well as horror king Jason Blum, the film is looking increasingly like a valid proposition.

Shazam! Captures the Vibe of an ‘80s Classic

Zachary Levi Says ‘Shazam’ Reminds Him of ‘The Goonies’

Shazam! actor Zachary Levi took part in a Q&A in which he compared the upcoming Shazam! movie — the latest entry in the newly labelled Worlds of DC, due for release in 2019 – to 1980s kids’ classic The Goonies.

“It’s a lot of wish fulfilment and a lot of fun and a lot of heart and a lot of levity,” said Levi. “I don’t know if anyone else felt this way, but when I was watching it [the trailer]… it delighted me. I felt joy. I felt the way that I felt when I was a kid when I was watching The Goonies. There was something very adventure-y about it.”

We first got a taste of what Levi is talking about when the initial trailer dropped earlier this year. The trailer garnered positive comments from fans and critics praising the film’s comedy and tone.

Brace Yourself for a Saucy Take on Sabrina

So, Uhh, There’s Gonna Be a Witch Orgy in ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’

During the panel for teen-witch reboot The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Chance Perdomo, who plays Sabrina’s pansexual warlock cousin Ambrose in the series, let slip that there would be a full-on orgy in the show’s inaugural season. Kiernan Shipka, who plays Sabrina, added that it was witches only, with no mortals allowed. Recalling shooting the scenes, Perdomo said, “That was fun.”

The Dark Crystal Purists Are in for an Animatronic Treat

The New ‘Dark Crystal’ Netflix Series Won’t Use Any CGI

In 1982, Jim Henson released The Dark Crystal — a film that relied upon puppeteers and animatronics for its charming, and groundbreaking, look. A 10-part Netflix series based on the original film is currently in production and Lisa Henson, CEO of the Jim Henson Company and Jim Henson’s daughter, dropped into NYCC to chat about the upcoming series. She was joined by director of the series, called The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Louis Leterrier, who ruled out the use of CGI.

“It’s puppets, man. It’s all puppets,” he said.  He went on to clarify that they mostly used old-school technology, but are using a green screen to remove the puppeteers in post-production.

Bane Is Coming to Gotham


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Comic-book Bane breaking poor old Batman's back.

We recently wrote about wanting Bane to pop up in new Arrowverse show, Batwoman. But we’re more than happy to take an appearance in the final season of Gotham instead. Gotham has consistently proven itself to be one of DC’s most successful screen adaptations and its dark but kitschy tone is the perfect place to explore Bane’s villainous personality. Popularised among mainstream audiences by Tom Hardy’s performance in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, Bane will be played in Season 5 of Gotham by Shane West.

Showrunner John Stephens revealed that they’ll focus on his origin story. He said they wanted to “tell the story of how he was before he became Bane,” before adding that they “tied it to Jim’s backstory, in a way that I think is clearly different than canon, but I feel like it is like a tributary that then goes into the canon.”

In the storyline, Bane will fight with Alfred in a take on the classic Knightfall narrative in the comic books. Sean Pertwee, who plays Batman butler Alfred Pennyworth in the series, divulged, however, that it’s his character that gets his back broken rather than the Caped Crusader as per the comics. What a way to close the series.

First Look at Spock in Star Trek: Discovery Season 2

Season 2 of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Will be Filled With Mini-Mysteries

During the panel for Star Trek: Discovery, they wasted no time in giving the audience a glimpse at Season 2 in the form of the first trailer. The trailer contained a host of reveals to get fans excited, but none more so than the glimpse at the end of Ethan Peck’s Spock. We see the young Vulcan wheeled through on a medical bed before he’s injected in the neck and awakens suddenly. It’s especially exciting for the series because Sonequa Martin-Green’s Michael Burnham – the show’s main character — is Spock’s half-sister.

Riverdale’s New Characters

‘Riverdale’ Showrunner Reveals Jughead’s Mum and Sister Arrive for Season 3

Ever since Season 2’s shock ending, which saw Archie arrested and thrown in prison, fans have been desperate to find out what Season 3 has in store. And with the Sabrina reboot — which is a property that in the comic books takes place in the same universe — also upon us, there’s been more speculation than ever that things are about to take a supernatural turn in Riverdale.

While we’re still waiting on confirmation of that, we did get news of some new characters about to enter the town. And they’ll be coming in the form of Jughead’s mum and sister — Gladys and Jellybean Jones. Adding to the show’s exceptionally strong older cast, Gladys will be played by Gina Gershon and looks set to shake things up. Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa also announced the arrival of comic-book favourite, Evelyn Evernever, while Madchen Amick revealed that her character Alice Cooper will be cosying up to a certain Edgar Evernever — Evelyn’s father and leader of a cult called The Farm.

Good Omens Will Diverge From the Book

The ‘Good Omens’ TV Series Has a Different Ending Than the Book

Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett was always a match made in heaven. When they wrote the novel Good Omens, about an angel and demon teaming up to prevent Armageddon, together in 1990, a cult classic was born.

With the Amazon series based on that book set to air in 2019, Gaiman joined the series cast — Michael Sheen and David Tennant, no less — on stage at NYCC to launch the first trailer and answer a few pressing questions. With showrunner Gaiman revealing that he has “reconfigured” the ending.

“If I did [the book’s] ending, then the book story would end, and you’d still have half an hour of television while people said goodbye to each other,” he said. “Now there is a plot that takes until the final second of the final episode.”

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Since the Cold War ended, U.S. national security has focused on issues like terrorism and climate change rather than conflict with other countries, says Jami Miscik, CEO of geopolitical consulting firm Kissinger Associates.

But she said that trend is now reversing, with Russia and China returning to the lead the list of national security risks. Of course, Russia is alleged to have interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign while China and the U.S. are engaged in a trade war that is expected to intensify.

Miscik, speaking at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit on Wednesday in Laguna Niguel, Calif., also named Brazil as a potential hot spot because of its upcoming elections that could put a more extreme far-right government in power. Meanwhile, in Iran, more extreme leaders may be coming into power because the economic prosperity promised by moderate politicians after the U.S.-Iran Nuclear Deal failed to materialize.

“I don’t think [Western] companies ran in there the way moderates in Iran hoped they would,” Miscik said. “Domestically, the moderates have declined in popularity.”

When it comes to China, she expects that President Donald Trump’s trade war will worsen relations. The longtime safeguard against conflict between the U.S. and China–their financial interdependence–is no longer enough.

“I think the tensions are here. I think they’re likely to grow,” she said before adding: “What we really are interdependent on is trade. If we take that off the table, with sanctions or tariffs, we start to remove the one thing that links us together.”

When asked to assess President Trump on foreign relations, Miscik praised his decision to pull the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and his renegotiation of NAFTA. But in general, she criticized his approach toward America’s allies.

“I do not give him a high grade on making our allies feel comfortable that we will be there for them,” Miscik said.

Miscik said that financial prowess is what allows the U.S. to wield global power. Most transactions come through the American economy at some point, which gives the U.S. government jurisdiction to enforce measures like sanctions on other countries.

“We have economic exceptionalism in our control of the national financial system,” she said, but countries are beginning to explore alternative payment methods in order to avoid the U.S. entirely, which could dilute America’s international influence.

Despite the increased risks from individual nations, functional issues remain a significant threat, from terrorism and rising nationalism to nuclear proliferation, populism, and authoritarianism.

“Climate change has officially become a national security issue,” Miscik said, based on the huge number of Americans living in coastal areas that are in danger of flooding if water levels rise.

She also warned about cybersecurity threats and the new types of attacks that U.S. organizations may need to be prepared to face.

“The one I’m worried about now, especially for businesses, is an attack that manipulates the data,” she said–a tactic that could be used to undermine confidence in American institutions and financial systems.

Fortune

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