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Latest Episode11/17/2022

EP 61: Chef Mel Alafaci of Culinary Quickies

Season 2, Ep. 22
Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. Our guest today is Chef Mel Alafaci, a Brisbane-based chef and author is taking on the world, transforming unhappy domestic chefs who are frustrated and failing in their kitchens, to confident, happy foodies.Her unique cooking style and culinary lingo has even experienced foodies adapting her shortcuts and hacks in the kitchen transforming everyday local produce into show stopping meals. Best of all she loves upcycling seasonal produce and budget basics into sensational masterpieces, boasting that she can make any ingredient or plate of food look 'then bucks more expensive.’ Alafaci’s love of cooking stems from her African roots. She lived in remote areas of Zimbabwe and South Africa where cooking was her only source of entertainment. If she found a recipe in a book, there were no shopping centres, so she had to improvise.This is where Alafaci learnt to do amazing things with basic ingredients. She loves to make things look more expensive than they really are…With one cookbook  published and another two on the way,  our chat with Mel today is going to revolve around how to cook and save thousands on groceries, plus other cheffy tips.Without further ado, let’s welcome Chef Alafaci to the show.In this podcast, we discuss: What are some of the top cheffy skills that you can dish out to our listeners to keep things fresh which can inevitably save one thousands of dollars each year. How does one shop like a chef and grab the bargains and know what to do with them?What is the best way to devise a  meal plan or a list of mix and match recipes that is  quick and easy to make and much more.
11/17/2022

EP 61: Chef Mel Alafaci of Culinary Quickies

Season 2, Ep. 22
Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. Our guest today is Chef Mel Alafaci, a Brisbane-based chef and author is taking on the world, transforming unhappy domestic chefs who are frustrated and failing in their kitchens, to confident, happy foodies.Her unique cooking style and culinary lingo has even experienced foodies adapting her shortcuts and hacks in the kitchen transforming everyday local produce into show stopping meals. Best of all she loves upcycling seasonal produce and budget basics into sensational masterpieces, boasting that she can make any ingredient or plate of food look 'then bucks more expensive.’ Alafaci’s love of cooking stems from her African roots. She lived in remote areas of Zimbabwe and South Africa where cooking was her only source of entertainment. If she found a recipe in a book, there were no shopping centres, so she had to improvise.This is where Alafaci learnt to do amazing things with basic ingredients. She loves to make things look more expensive than they really are…With one cookbook  published and another two on the way,  our chat with Mel today is going to revolve around how to cook and save thousands on groceries, plus other cheffy tips.Without further ado, let’s welcome Chef Alafaci to the show.In this podcast, we discuss: What are some of the top cheffy skills that you can dish out to our listeners to keep things fresh which can inevitably save one thousands of dollars each year. How does one shop like a chef and grab the bargains and know what to do with them?What is the best way to devise a  meal plan or a list of mix and match recipes that is  quick and easy to make and much more.
11/14/2022

EP 59: Dr Kathryn Evans of Advance Australia Fairly

Season 2, Ep. 21
By June Ramli Giving Women A Fair Go  The belief in a ‘fair go’ is embedded in Australian society, yet gender inequality continues to be a problem and it's holding the economy back. SSo what can be done about this ongoing inequality and why should Australia as a nation care? Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com.When it comes to gender equality in Australia, one person has heaps of things to say about this topic.And that one person is Dr Kathryn Evans. Evans recently penned a book titled Advance Australia Fairly- on why there is a need for Australia to have a national plan for gender equality to drive the nation’s success. She is the Australian Managing Director of a multinational biotechnology company. As a qualified pharmacist, Kathryn made her mark as a top salesperson for companies such as Roche, Cochlear and Sanofi, before going on to earn her MBA.She was awarded a Doctor of Business Administration in 2019 for her influential research on women in senior leadership, and in 2020 her research findings were published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources.Our chat with Evans is going to revolve around the book itself and how Australian business can do better by incalculating more women in the top management. In this podcast, we discuss:   As a woman in a high position in a multinational company, how hard was it for you to climb the corporate ladder?In most offices, workers are barred from discussing our salaries with our co-workers in the open, but generally men do get paid more because of the traditional concept that they are breadwinners of a family and hence they need more pay. So, with all of this in mind, how do you propose that we close the gender pay gap among men and women in Australia?How can Australian businesses support more women to participate more fully in our labour market and more… Without further ado, let’s listen and watch the interview with Evans here: *** To our listeners out there, we have one signed copy to give away to our Australian-based listeners. Just email us your name and address to editor@dailystraits.com and we will be sure to send you the copy as we can. Thank you. 
9/2/2022

EP 54: Brendan Malone of Raiz Australia

Season 2, Ep. 18
Making Investing EasyBy June RamliWelcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. Our guest today is Brendan Malone, the co-founder, CEO of Raiz Invest Australia and Group COO of Raiz Invest Limited.Brendan Malone has over 20 years of experience in financial institutions including The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and ABN AMRO (AMRO).Malone’s experience ranges from all aspects of investment banking, client coverage and strategy, along to compliance and all operational functions.He is particularly known for his ability to innovate and operate at a highly strategic level, whilst driving operational excellence with strong attention to detail.In the past, he has led large-scale workforces across most front and back-office functions and delivered transformational agendas resulting in significant synergies through mergers, acquisitions, restructuring and downsizing.Malone has experience working across various continents, jurisdictions, legislations and regulatory environments as well as cultures in both developed and emerging economies.His previous roles have consisted of both front and back-office functions across key financial hubs including London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney.With Raiz, Malone is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Raiz Group’s business and is passionate about his customer-centric, highly efficient, productive and dynamic team who specialises in customer service, technology, finance and marketing.As a graduate of the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in accounting and finance, Malone is a member of both The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.In this podcast we discuss:An explainer of what Raiz is?What is Raiz’s competitive advantage over its competitors?The number of people using Raiz to date?Without further ado, let’s watch and listen to the interview here: