Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. What won’t change is our continuing search for the most compelling ways to tell stories. We will continue to put the fairness and accuracy of everything we publish above all else — and if we fall short, we will own up to our mistakes, and strive to do better. We believe this is the journalism our community needs and our readers deserve. Original, independent, deeply-reported journalism is the fuel that powers a healthy and engaged community like Apopka. It’s been the guiding vision for The Apopka Voice for two years now, and today we renew that commitment.And so, in closing, the State of The Apopka Voice is strong and looking forward to 2018. We are excited about the future of this growing and blessed community, and we are honored and privileged to tell its story every day. Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom TAGSThe State of the Union Previous articleLook up at the super blue blood full moon – here’s what you’ll see and whyNext articleApopka police looking for fraudulent contractor Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply OpinionBy Reggie Connell/Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceThe State of the Union Address is tonight, and I can’t wait. I haven’t missed one since… well sometime before the Carter or Reagan administrations. I am glued to the screen no matter who is in the office. I watch, in particular, for the policies the President chooses to feature, the strategy and visioning they plan to employ, and even their specific word choices.It’s a chance for a leader to layout the accomplishments of the previous year and the goals for the future.In December, Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer delivered the State of the City Address. A month later, Florida Governor Rick Scott gave the State of the State Address. And in the summer, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs will deliver the State of the County Address. I’m not sure why, but for some reason, this annual event seems to be reserved for presidents, governors, and mayors. Why can’t a business, organization, or… say a local independent online news site deliver one too?The Apopka Voice just recently finished a comprehensive analysis of its previous year in operation and a business and content plan for 2018 and the future, and we want to share it with our readers, so what better time to deliver our State of The Apopka Voice Address than on the State of the Union night?And without further ado, here it is:In 2015, Apopka resident Dale Fenwick launched The Apopka Voice with a goal to provide his community with a reliable source of news about Apopka in a format that was easy to access. In the digital world that we live in that meant being online, since that is where more and more people are turning to get their news.The Apopka Voice strived to bring a new approach to collecting news and information, to original reporting, innovative storytelling, provocative commentary, and distribution that embraces the possibilities of technology and expand audiences and deepen relationships with its readers. In 2017, Fenwick sold The Apopka Voice to its Managing Editor Reggie Connell, but not before it won the Most Innovative Business Award from the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce, increased its monthly unique visitor average to more than 42,000, and increased its followers on its Facebook page to over 5,700.These statistics validate the need Fenwick identified more than two years ago.In that time span, The Apopka Voice has published over 4,200 articles on breaking news, business openings, government, politics, Blue Darter football, and even traffic alerts. When the Apopka Fire and Police Departments respond to a fire, crash, or crime, we report on it. We gave you the details of City Council meetings. We were there when two brand-new candidates defeated two City Commission incumbents in 2016, and we will be there when Apopka elects a mayor and two more city commissioners in 2018.And in the coming year, The Apopka Voice plans to inform, engage, and inspire the Apopka community at an even deeper level. We remain the first draft of local news in Apopka, but we want to take that a step further.In 2018, it is our intention to further-transition The Apopka Voice into a style of journalism and social action that not only reports but also takes steps to make a difference in the community.The mission of The Apopka Voice will be to rebalance the news to expose readers to stories that help them understand problems and challenges, but also show potential ways to respond.We are also aspiring to create a non-profit arm that can better take-on the issues plaguing the community such as homelessness, poverty, and the generational struggles of South Apopka.Solution-based journalism heightens accountability by reporting on where and how people are doing better against a problem. It removes excuses and sets a bar for what citizens should expect from institutions or governments. It offers a more comprehensive and representative view, and it circulates up-to-date knowledge to help society self-correct by pointing out responses that people and communities can learn from.The editors, staff, and reporters of The Apopka Voice will bring the same attention and rigor to stories about responses to problems as they do to the issues themselves. And in doing so, we believe we can elevate the public discourse, spur citizen participation, and reduce polarization. Much will change in 2018, but we believe those changes will lead to a news site that is richer and more vibrant in both reporting the news and providing solutions to the issues the community faces.
Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleHow being kind helps our body, mind, and spiritNext articleAnnual rainfall is above average districtwide Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Apopka Burglary Report: Week Ending – 11/13/2017The Apopka Burglary Report for the week 11/6/2017 – 11/13/2017 shows four burglaries reported in the City of Apopka.One residential burglary was reported in the 1700 BLOCK of Chatham Circle.Two vehicle burglaries were reported in the 2200 block of East Semoran Boulevard, and the 300 block of East Oak Street.No burglaries were reported at businesses this week.One burglary at a business was reported in the 1400 block of Rock Springs Road.Chief Michael McKinley, of the APD, tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week:1 – Business1 – Residential2 – Vehicle Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Manufacturers: Cielos y Muros, Indural, Perceptual StudioProject Team:Carlos Blanco, Daniel Tobón, Alejandro HenaoConstruction:Verónica VásquezJefes De Proyecto:Felipe Mesa, Federico MesaCity:EnvigadoCountry:ColombiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alejandro ArangoRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Text description provided by the architects. 1. Rural HouseThis house is located on a nearly flat rural land and at an altitude above sea level of 2100m, which in the tropics corresponds to a cold and rainy, wet ecosystem, with strong winds but without seasons. What were areas of pastures and crops before have started to transform into residential areas and in this context we chose to bring this architecture to that of barns and farm houses, with wide roofs and compact and easily identifiable forms.Save this picture!Planta Primer Piso+ 372. Parallel porchesA structure of concrete columns, horizontal and slanted beams, as parallel planes, generates in an organized and simple way the structure of the house and its roof. The structure is left exposed on the ground floor, but is clad to shape the roof: above with an asphalt shingle (high heat gain), and below with agglomerate boards finished with a shade of light yellow paint.Save this picture!© Alejandro ArangoSave this picture!Model3. Life in two levelsWithin a compact rectangular outline, the social life of the house takes place on the ground floor and the private life on the second floor, but both are connected by a vertical and continuous space, configured by the roof. Being on the ground floor is to enjoy the nearby landscape, the dogs, the fireplace and the concrete pergola that expands to the garden. Being on the second floor is to inhabit the slopes of the roof, its skylights, deep windows and warm temperature.Save this picture!© Alejandro Arango4. BioclimaticsThe morning and afternoon sun impact the long facades of the house, allowing to heat a larger surface all day, and its compact, symmetrical and regular shape, without courtyards and with concentrated exchange points (skylights, windows, doors), controls the flow of cold wind, allowing to gain temperature and natural lighting in the rooms or in the living room.Save this picture!© Alejandro ArangoProject gallerySee allShow lessRogers Partners and PWP’s Constitution Gardens Redesign Approved for National MallArchitecture NewsA House Named Fred / in situ studioSelected Projects Share Projects Year: Save this picture!© Alejandro Arango+ 37 Share “COPY” ArchDaily Architects: Plan B Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project Colombia “COPY” CopyHouses•Envigado, Colombia 2013 BO House / Plan B ArquitectosSave this projectSaveBO House / Plan B Arquitectos Houses BO House / Plan B Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/556817/bo-house-plan-b-arquitectos Clipboard Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/556817/bo-house-plan-b-arquitectos Clipboard CopyAbout this officePlan:b arquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodEnvigadoColombiaPublished on October 19, 2014Cite: “BO House / Plan B Arquitectos” [Casa BO / Plan:b arquitectos] 19 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
British politician Lord Arthur Balfour with hand raised.British imperialism laid the groundwork and set the precedent for Israeli settler colonialism long before the official establishment of the Israeli state in 1948. British forces, acting in the name of the Zionist cause, early on created the conditions of apartheid and ethnic cleansing that persist today, even as U.S. imperialism has become the major supporter of Israel.Britain gained a mandate over Palestine as one of the spoils of World War I. London’s support for the establishment of a Zionist state in Palestine was made an official policy in the 1917 Balfour Declaration. British Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour spoke on behalf of the empire in a letter to the aristocrat and Zionist Walter Rothschild: “His Majesty’s government view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object.”Balfour then went on to proclaim support for the rights of Palestinians. However, unlike the stated commitment to Zionists, these claims of neutrality and fairness proved hollow.While the British gave Zionists political and military support, the Palestinians faced dispossession and terror at the hands of British forces. In fact, prior to the formal establishment of the state of Israel, Britain was in many ways the primary force behind Zionist colonization.While anti-Zionists and even people with modest criticisms of Israel are often accused of being anti-Semitic, the reality is that the British Empire’s initial interest in sponsoring and overseeing Zionist appropriation of Palestine was far from altruistic and often outright anti-Semitic.While the imperialists often equate anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism, many of Zionism’s earliest and most dogged supporters, including Balfour, were in fact anti-Semitic. However, they saw Zionist colonization as a foothold to assert the interests of the British Empire in the Middle East.Using the most notoriously violent forces, which had been deployed to terrorize the people of Ireland, the British Empire subjected Palestinians to a similarly ruthless campaign of terror and dispossession. This was absolutely essential in Israeli colonization and ethnic cleansing. British forces, many of whom saw Arabs as subhuman, ruthlessly suppressed rebellions, killed thousands of Palestinian men, women and children, and intentionally cleared land for colonization.During the 1936-1939 Arab rebellion against British rule, many Palestinians were subjected to detention without charge or trial in the Sarafand concentration camp and other labor camps. The gross sense of injustice drove many detainees to go on hunger strike.Between the two world wars, Zionist forces, continuing the practice of ethnic cleansing, received material support from the British; many worked for British police forces. Zionist employers and trade unions also contributed to the inhumane treatment of Palestinians via discrimination in employment and gross disparities in wages.Contrary to the claim by one of Britain’s high commissioners for Palestine that rebellions were an irrational or intolerant reaction to “different manners and customs” of the colonizers, Palestinian revolt was and is based in the oppressive conditions of settler colonialism imposed by the British and Zionists.On April 9, 1948, news of a massacre by Zionist paramilitary forces of men, women and children in the village of Deir Yassin quickly spread, causing thousands of Palestinians to flee their homes as Zionist troops advanced elsewhere. This grisly event became known as the Nakba (Catastrophe).Even before the Nakba and the establishment of the state of Israel, the Palestinians had already become acquainted with settler colonialism and saw the rate of expulsion rise dramatically.Contrary to the ahistorical imperialist narrative that blames the ongoing conflict on supposedly anti-Semitic Palestinians, the Nakba and the resulting establishment of the Israeli state marked an intensification of oppression, disenfranchisement and dispossession.As the support of the most reactionary segments of the U.S. population for Israel would suggest, the link between Zionism and other racist ideologies persists. One need look no further than the ceremony at the recently opened U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, where Robert Jeffress — an Evangelical pastor who has made many inflammatory statements, including the claim that Jewish people are destined to go to hell — addressed a group of Zionists. Jeffress and other reactionaries celebrated the occasion as Israeli forces were murdering Palestinians in Gaza.Just as it had been for British imperialism, Israel is today an indispensable asset for U.S. imperialism in the region. While Britain has a less active role since relinquishing control to the Israelis, the U.S. has in many respects taken up the mantle to the benefit of Britain and other Western imperialists. As the recent attack on Syria by the U.S., Britain and France illustrates, the West’s ruling elite are united in their continued plunder of the region. Israel remains central in subjecting the resource-rich region to the international capitalist order.Last November, the British ruling class celebrated 100 years since the Balfour Declaration with a gala dinner for Benjamin Netanyahu. Prime Minister Theresa May told him Britain was “proud of our pioneering role in the creation of the state of Israel.” (The Guardian, Nov. 2, 1917) No amount of rebranding will absolve Britain’s ruling elite from their abhorrent role in the Middle East.From the slaughter and expulsion of thousands of Palestinians to Prince Harry boasting about killing people in Afghanistan, Britain remains stubbornly culpable for the widespread anti-Arab sentiment and the ongoing process of ethnic cleansing it informs.For a fuller understanding of Britain’s involvement, readers can check out journalist David Cronin’s book, “Balfour’s Shadow: A Century of British Support for Zionism and Israel,” and also visit electronicintifada.net, for which Cronin is an associate editor and regular contributor. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
The Disability Justice and Rights Caucus of Workers World Party expresses its unwavering solidarity with tennis player Naomi Osaka.Once again Osaka has drawn attention to problems so many people face every day. The world’s second-ranked tennis player stated she would not participate in press interviews following her matches at the 2021 French Open because she needs to protect her mental health.Other athletes have also spoken openly about their struggles with depression, such as National Basketball Association players Kyrie Irving, DeMar DeRozan and Kevin Love, along with Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps. Osaka is the first major athlete in recent memory to walk away from a tournament to protect her mental health.The fact that Osaka is considered by many to be the world’s best women’s tennis player has helped elevate the issue of mental health to a major global topic.Osaka’s decision did not sit well with the French Open officials, who fined her $15,000 for not going to the press room after winning her first match on May 31. They even threatened to disqualify Osaka if she refused to participate in any press briefings. That is when Osaka decided to withdraw entirely from the French Open, rather than let officials deny her control over her life.Depression affects over 264 million people worldwide. It can be a debilitating condition that makes daily life functions difficult. People with depression often isolate themselves because interactions are so difficult to carry out. Depression takes over your thoughts, your confidence, your willingness to get through the day. Nearly 25 percent of people with depression also suffer from anxiety.Being “depressed” or “anxious” is often said when feeling sad or nervous. This is not the same as depression that makes you doubt yourself or question your abilities.Mental illness dates back to 2018Osaka said she has been dealing with depression since her 2018 U.S. Open win over Serena Williams. That match grew more and more contentious after racist treatment of Williams cost her a point and a game. Post-match press questions also cast doubt on Osaka’s skills and tennis acumen, implying that Serena didn’t lose because Osaka outplayed her.That kind of hostility can crush anyone. Osaka was 20 years old at the time. She was playing her first major tournament, in which she reached a final in a Grand Slam — one of the four most prestigious tennis tournaments.It is no surprise that depression took hold and ultimately stayed with Osaka. Serena Williams has also spoken out about her post-partum depression. At the French Open in 2018, she wore a compression suit to prevent more blood clots from forming. This is another time that French Open officials overrode the health of a player. They banned the suit from being worn.It was only after Naomi Osaka posted a statement detailing more information about her depression, introversion and anxiety, that the French Open officials eased up on their hostility toward her. It was not enough for her to say her mental health had to be protected. They forced her to say more. Having to “prove” your depression, to explain yourself, is a long-standing practice of any boss and far too many doctors. Osaka’s decision not to do press interviews, in order to protect her mental health, should have been respected, not fined.Tennis has been a growing multibillion-dollar industry since 2016, based on the combined revenue from television and live streaming of the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.Spokesperson for social justiceNaomi Osaka has taken on this money-making machine before. During the global pandemic, three of the four majors went ahead with their tournaments, saying they could not afford to lose so much income.She spoke frequently about the racism she faces because she is Haitian-Japanese. She has been outspoken against police brutality. When Jacob Blake was paralyzed after being shot seven times in the back by Kenosha, Wis., police, she stepped back from playing in the semi-finals of the Western and Southern Open.On her Twitter feed, Osaka stated, “I don’t expect anything drastic to happen with me not playing, but if I can get a conversation started in a majority white sport I consider that a step in the right direction. Watching the continued genocide of Black people at the hand of the police is honestly making me sick to my stomach.” (Aug. 27, 2020)At every U.S. Open game Osaka played in 2020, she wore a mask emblazoned with the name of a Black person killed by cops. The parents of Trayvon Martin and Armaud Arbery publicly thanked Osaka for wearing a mask bearing their murdered sons’ names after she won the U.S. Open.Naomi Osaka is setting an example of speaking out against racism while defending her mental health needs. In doing so, she becomes a leader for the next generation to demand better treatment and more respect. She can connect to more people through Instagram and Twitter than she can answering the inane and repetitive questions asked in post-match briefings.It will take getting rid of capitalism and the profit motive that ignores our needs to ultimately build a society that respects the health and well-being of workers and stamps out racism, gender bias, bigotry, hostility to disabled people and all similar oppressions.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Facebook Twitter Previous articleDespite Rhetoric, Americans See Trade Policy FavorablyNext articleCampbell Soup Company Wants National Labeling Law Gary Truitt SHARE Home Commentary Would Someone Put a Muzzle on this Dog! Would Someone Put a Muzzle on this Dog! By Gary Truitt – Apr 10, 2016 By Gary Truitt Many in agriculture refer to the Environmental Protection Agency as a pit bull because of its relentless attacks on farmers and farming. Now, some argue that the agency’s administrator Gina McCarthy has a striking likeness to a pit bull, but that is a matter of opinion. What is quite obvious is that there is a definite anti-agriculture bias at the EPA. The latest bit of evidence of this bias came last week over construction of billboards in Washington state.A coalition of environmental groups and the Swinomish Indian tribe put up the billboards in Olympia and Bellingham to promote “What’s Upstream,” a media campaign crafted by a public relations firm to link agriculture with water pollution. Misleading anti-agriculture billboards are not new. PETA has a whole collection of offensive boards it has put up over the years. But what turned this into a national scandal is that an EPA grant was used to pay for the billboards.When farm groups protested and the media picked up the story, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman and EPA critic, Pat Roberts went on the attack. The Kansas Republican called the billboards in Olympia and Bellingham “disturbing,” “malicious,” and typical of EPA’s antagonism toward producers. “The EPA has much to answer for in maligning those that grow the food and fiber to feed the world,” Roberts said in a written statement. “How and why the EPA has allowed taxpayer dollars to be used to attack any industry, including our vital agricultural producers, demands answers.”EPA did not have an immediate reaction. But, as the week wore on and the story got bigger and more senators started questioning the agency, EPA went into damage control mode. By the end of the week, the federal agency was saying the media campaign was an inappropriate use of EPA funds, and the environmental groups announced on Friday that the billboards would be coming down. Farmers claimed this was a technicality and missed the point that the agency had funded a public opinion campaign. “The billboards are another example of EPA’s improper practice of encouraging the lobbying of legislators,” Roberts said.Last year, the Government Accountability Office found EPA improperly spent funds on “covert propaganda” to rally support for the new Waters of the United States rule. It is any surprise that farmers to not trust or believe anything the agency says or does? Even recent public opinion polls of the non-farm public have shown people don’t trust the EPA.Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Jim Inhofe has called for an audit of the EPA grant program, “It is imperative we learn whether EPA officials are turning a blind eye to this deceptive wrongdoing, and why the administration did not perform the necessary oversight to confirm taxpayer dollars are not mismanaged, and ensure well-established and important federal restrictions against lobbying are being followed.” But in an election year, such an investigation will turn into a political witch hunt, and we may never learn the truth.Farmers can no longer trust these regulators to treat them fairly or honestly. Agriculture must be prepared to defend itself in the courts against overregulation and misrepresentation, just as we have had to do with WOTUS, the RFS, and other issues. Until Congress or the White House can put a muzzle on this attack dog, farmers and agriculture run the risk of getting bit. SHARE Facebook Twitter
Facebook Twitter No Big Surprise in USDA Report By Gary Truitt – Jun 10, 2016 USDA continued to trim new crop expected carryout, now down to 260 million bushels without a weather problem. Corn and Wheat are not in danger of running out and will work against bean rallies. Home News Feed No Big Surprise in USDA Report Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Previous articleUSDA Lowers Ending Stocks in Friendly ReportNext articleClosing Comments Gary Truitt
News Tom Finn, a reporter for the London-based Guardian newspaper, was attacked by a group of men armed with sticks, who tried to take his camera. Yahya Arhab, a photographer for the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA), was attacked by a dozen thugs while covering a demonstration in Sanaa. His camera was seized. Adel Abdel Mughni, a reporter for the opposition newspaper Al-Wahdawi, was beaten and his camera was stolen. Al-Jazeera cameraman Samir Nimri and AFP photographer Ahmad Ghrasi were attacked and their cameras were broken. Reuters stringer Ammar Awad was beaten on the streets of Sanaa. Organisation RSF_en February 17, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Six journalists attacked Help by sharing this information
Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSKaren BuckleyKilmallocklimerickUniversity of Limerick NewsKilmallock ‘Angels for Karen’ exhibition postponedBy John Keogh – December 3, 2015 769 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Previous articleLimerick students encouraged to talk about relationship abuseNext articleRugby – Anthony Foley previews Dragons clash and more John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Facebook A SPECIAL exhibition that was due to open in Kilmallock library next week in memory of University of Limerick graduate Karen Buckley, who was murdered in Scotland last April, has been postponed.The ‘Angels for Karen’ exhibition had been planned as part of the international Sixteen Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women campaign and was due to open on Wednesday, December 9.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However organisers say the event has been postponed “due to unforeseen circumstances” and a new opening date will be announced in the coming weeks.The exhibition features a variety of handmade clay angels, and was organised with the permission of Karen’s parents, John and Marion.Karen Buckley (24), who qualified as a nurse in Limerick, was a native of Mourneabbey in north Cork but had strong connections with county Limerick through her mother’s family.She had been studying in Scotland at the time of her death.Alexander Pacteau (21), who was found guilty of murdering Karen in the early hours of April 12 of this year, received a life sentence for the brutal killing. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Email Twitter
>> Jeff Werner is a software engineer and has been writing this column since 2007. Q: About a week ago, I had an email to an Outlook contacts group fail to transmit. The following message is returned:Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients.Subject: TestSent: 2/2/2018 2:09 PMThe following recipient(s) cannot be reached:This was followed by a list of all the intended recipients. Cox blames Microsoft and Microsoft says it is Cox. I can send from the Cox mail website. I don’t know if it is a filter that Cox implemented or what. I cannot send to any contacts group since this started happening. I have friends who have similar problem and none have the same Outlook version but all use Cox as ISP. The problem started at the same time for all of us. I also have friends with Outlook who use Cox and do not have the problem.I found one possibility that there was a bad address in the contacts group but we are using different groups that are failing???Bob D.Shalimar, FloridaA: Sounds like this is not necessarily a “Thanks, Bill!” moment, but rather a “Thanks, Pat!” moment (the latter being Patrick J. Esser, President of Cox Communications, for those of you Geeks who keep track of this sort of thing). All things being equal, assuming you didn’t change any settings on your system to cause the problem, the more likely target for blame is Cox, for the simple matter that installed software does not suddenly change the way it operates. Servers, however, are constantly being tweaked and subtly changed as they are maintained. When something that has been working suddenly stops working, if nothing locally has changed, the cause must lie elsewhere. So, Bill is probably off the hook for this week, and you may direct your ire toward Patrick, until you get satisfaction.I would refer you to my column from a couple weeks ago (I.G.T.M #556, March 18, 2018) in which I gave a high-level explanation of how e-mail works by drawing an analogy between e-mail and physical mail. Reader Kimber J. was having an issue that’s not too fundamentally different than yours — specifically, she was having problems sending e-mail. It just so happens she is also a Cox user, and I threw Cox under the bus in that column also. Nothing against Cox, mind you, but if they are the source of the problem, I have no hang-ups about calling them out for not providing proper assistance to customers who seek it.You didn’t mention how many recipients were in the Contacts Group to which you are trying to send. If the number is reasonably small, the first thing I would try would be to send a separate e-mail to each of the group members, and see if you get different results. An e-mail sent to a group should not fail in its entirety because a single address in the group failed. However, heaven only knows how the mail server is configured. If one of the addresses in the Group is black-listed, perhaps Cox is inferring a black-list of the entire group. There may also be a practical limit on the number of recipients to which Cox allows you to send an individual e-mail. This would probably be strictly an anti-spam measure, since spammers tend to send the same e-mail to dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of recipients. If your e-mail exceeded Cox’s maximum recipient threshold, it would naturally have been blocked. If that was the case, you can rest assured it had nothing to do with the contents, or even the recipients, but rather a simple count of intended recipients.Under the part of the error where it says “The following recipient(s) cannot be reached” and enumerates the failed e-mail addresses, does it not provide the reason for the failure? If so, you might as well forget everything I said above, and concentrate on those individual errors as the source of the problem.Beyond that, my advice to you is the same as that which I gave to Kimber: call Cox Customer Service. If they’re “blaming” Microsoft it’s because you’re leaving them with the impression that Outlook is erroring. It appears to me that it’s working perfectly fine. It seems like the Cox e-mail service is returning unexpected errors, and Outlook is simply correctly reporting the error messages that are being returned. It should be obvious to anyone that takes the time to examine the problem (especially a customer service agent at an ISP as big as Cox) that this is the e-mail provider’s problem, and not Microsoft’s.To view additional content, comment on articles, or submit a question of your own, visit my website at ItsGeekToMe.co (not .com!) GEEK: Redirecting email ire from Microsoft down other avenues Previous articleGUEST VIEW: Drowning at the FDANext articlePERRYMAN: Eighth time’s the charm in NAFTA negotiations admin Facebook Facebook Pinterest Twitter By admin – April 1, 2018 WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness