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Sunday July 28th, 2019 evening edition

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WACO, Texas (July 25, 2019) – Supervisors driven by profits could actually be hurting their coveted bottom lines by losing the respect of their employees, who counter by withholding performance, according to a new study led by Baylor University.

The study, “The Influence of Supervisor Bottom-Line Mentality and Employee Bottom-Line Mentality on Leader-Member Exchange and Subsequent Employee Performance,” is published in the journal Human Relations.

“This results in relationships that are marked by distrust, dissatisfaction and lack of affection for the supervisor.

Data was collected from those who work in a range of jobs and industries, including financial services, health care, sales, legal and education.

Researchers measured supervisor BLM, employee BLM, task performance and leader-member exchange – the rating employees gave of their relationships with their supervisors.

“However, in doing so they may have to suffer the consequence of reduced employee respect, loyalty and even liking.”.

Making up approximately 25 percent of the University’s total enrollment, undergraduate students choose from 16 major areas of study. »

TIL that 9 out of 10 people who are stopped from committing suicide do not kill themselves at a later date.

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Nine out of ten people who attempt suicide and survive will not go on to die by suicide at a later date.

Approximately 7% (range: 5-11%) of attempters eventually died by suicide, approximately 23% reattempted nonfatally, and 70% had no further attempts.

This was a 37-year follow-up of self-poisoners in Finland that found an eventual completion rate of 13% (Suominen 2004). »

Amazon gold miners invade indigenous village in Brazil after its leader is killed

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Illegal gold mining is at epidemic proportions in the Amazon and the heavily polluting activities of garimpeiros – as miners are called – devastate forests and poison rivers with mercury.

The men were spotted days after the murder of Emyra Waiãpi, a community leader, whose body was found near the village of Mariry early on Wednesday.

Indigenous people evacuated Mariry and fled to the bigger village of Aramirã – where shots were fired on Saturday. »

Austrian Athlete Freed By Kidnapper After Complimenting His Orchids

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Nathalie Birli managed to placate the man by complimenting him on the many orchids growing in his home.

A young Austrian triathlete kidnapped while riding her bike talked her way to freedom by complimenting her captor's orchids, a police source said Saturday, confirming press reports.

However she managed to placate the man by complimenting him on the many orchids growing in his home. »