Message from Senator the Hon Sandrea Falconer, Minister Without Portfolio (Information), Office of the PM – In Observance of World Radio Day

first_imgRelatedGovernment Congratulates Kaci Fennell on Performance in Miss Universe Pageant Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister with Responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer. Message from Senator the Hon Sandrea Falconer, Minister Without Portfolio (Information), Office of the PM – In Observance of World Radio Day InformationFebruary 13, 2015Written by: Sen. Hon Sandrea Falconer RelatedGlowing Tributes to Ralston Smith at Funeral Service Advertisements RelatedJamaicans Encouraged to Vote in Public Sector Customer Service Competitioncenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsJamaica joins with other nations around the globe in observing World Radio Day, an initiative of the United Nations Educational Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO).The theme of World Radio Day 2015 is ‘Youth and Radio’. It recognizes the fact that youth make up more than half of the people on Planet Earth.Radio in Jamaica has come a long way since its debut in 1939, and while today we boast a diverse and dynamic radio market, there is still a need to open up new opportunity windows for greater engagement of youth and meaningful programming which supports their development. Message from Senator the Hon Sandrea Falconer, Minister Without Portfolio (Information), Office of the PM – In Observance of World Radio DayJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Jamaica joins with other nations around the globe in observing World Radio Day, an initiative of the United Nations Educational Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO).The theme of World Radio Day 2015 is ‘Youth and Radio’. It recognizes the fact that youth make up more than half of the people on Planet Earth. This significant demographic is not always adequately reflected in the level of meaningful participation in this powerful medium. In many parts of the world, the youth are confronted by some of the same challenges facing marginalized groups, such as stereotyping and prejudice in the way they are portrayed in the media.Here in Jamaica and despite the proliferation of media and the impressive reach of radio, a considerable proportion of media content continues to feature music and other aspects of entertainment geared to the youth, with less attention given to the many serious issues with which they grapple. The potential of radio as an agent of change and development remains for the most part, under-utilized.The time has come to use this medium to its fullest advantage; as a developmental tool, an avenue through which youth can be more inspired and equipped, as well as a louder and more effective voice in the shaping of national policy. Communities and the nation as a whole could do well with more youth-focused programmes developed, produced, scripted and presented by young people.Radio in Jamaica has come a long way since its debut in 1939, and while today we boast a diverse and dynamic radio market, there is still a need to open up new opportunity windows for greater engagement of youth and meaningful programming which supports their development.On this World Radio Day, I also salute the pioneers of the industry, and those who work and contribute to radio fulfilling its role to inform, educate and entertain. However, as the UNESCO Director General has charged, let us “rally round radio” and support its efforts to be more and do more for the cause of development. Let us continue to find ingenious ways to make radio a true agent of social inclusion, a meaningful forum for the discussion of youth issues, and a facilitator for dialogue between youth and other sections of the community.last_img read more

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JinkoSolar steady on Q2 shipments and revenue, downstream activity surges

first_imgJinkoSolar steady on Q2 shipments and revenue, downstream activity surgesVertically integrated Chinese solar firm increases sequential module shipments by 7.3% and revenue by 8.9%, while solar power projects generate 55.5% revenue increase over same period. August 25, 2016 Ian Clover Finance Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share China’s JinkoSolar, a Tier-1, vertically integrated solar company, today published second quarter (Q2) financials that reveal surging growth in the firm’s downstream activities. While growth was apparent across the board, it was JinkoSolar’s PV power projects that enjoyed the strongest surge, increasing revenue 55.5% on Q1, and 62.1% year-over-year. Solar power projects generated 327 GWh of electricity in Q2, and revenue of RMB 288.5 million ($43.4 million), with JinkoSolar ending the quarter with 1.13 GW of connected solar PV projects. JinkoSolar said that the reduced curtailment of electricity in China’s western regions – a problem that has existed for some while – helped to boost the firm’s downstream activity and, thus, revenues and margin, which reached 61.7% for the power projects business. During Q2, JinkoSolar increased its module shipments by 7.3% on Q1 to 1,716 MW. This number represented a huge 87.9% increase on the 913 MW shipped in Q2 2015. Such high numbers reflect the first half rush in China for installers to develop and commission solar plants ahead of June 30 – the date at which financial support for solar was reduced. Modules shipped for JinkoSolar’s own solar power projects reached 204 MW for the quarter. This growth drove revenues to RMB 5.96 billion ($896.1 million) for Q2, which was a steady 8.9% increase on Q1 and a notable 86.1% increase on Q2 2015. Gross margin, however, contracted slightly to 20.4% compared with 21.3% in Q1 and 20.7% for the same period last year – a fall attributed to an increase in tariffs paid on U.S. imports. At RMB 1.21 billion ($182.4 million), gross profit came in higher than in Q1 and Q2 2015. The company’s operating expenses as a percentage of revenue increased from 10.8% in Q1 to 12.9% in Q2 on account of an increase in shipping, warranty costs and an impairment of property, plant and equipment related to automated production upgrades, JinkoSolar noted. By the end of Q2, JinkoSolar’s in-house annual silicon wafer, cell and module production capacity was 3.5 GW, 3.5 GW and 6.5 GW respectively. Guidance for year-end puts those numbers at 4.5 GW, 3.7 GE and 6.5GW – an increase attributed to ramped-up wafer production for use in JinkoSolar’s PERC-line products. Company CEO Kangping Chen remarked that recent industry headwinds should not significantly dampen JinkoSolar’s growth momentum in H2, adding that the firm has built a strong book of orders for the second half of the year. He did add, however, that demand in China is expected to soften in Q3 due to the June 30 FIT cut, but was confident that numbers would rise again in Q4. “In China we are actively participating in the Top Runner Program and PV Poverty Alleviation Program to counter the effects of the declining traditional utility-scale market,” Chen said. “We became the first PV company to receive the China Quality Certification Center’s level-one energy efficiency certification for both mono and multi-crystalline PV products for the Top Runner Program, another demonstration of the traction our products have in the market given their high-efficiency and reliability. We continue to expand our PERC production lines and have made solid progress in developing our black-silicon technology. We are also working to combine these two technologies to further increase the efficiency and reliability of our products.” Q2 ended with JinkoSolar possessing $556.8 million in cash and cash equivalents. Looking ahead to Q3, guidance projects module shipments to be in the range of 1.5 GW to 1.7 GW, while full year shipments should reach between 6 GW to 6.5 GW. Of that, around 600 – 800 MW will be modules delivered to JinkoSolar’s own downstream projects. Speaking about JinkoSolar’s rise to the top of the global module market, Chairman Xiande Li said: “Jinko was the first company to recover from a negative margin in Q2 2013, and has secured the No.1 position in gross margin for 14 consecutive quarters.”Then there is JinkoSolar’s actual performance. The market leader has climbed to the No.1 position among all module manufacturers worldwide in the first quarter of 2016 in terms of shipment (1600MW), revenue (RMB 5.47 billion), gross margin (21.3%), and net profit (RMB 313.3 million). 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