When this year’s UEFA Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund kicks off Saturday, it will be the culmination of a months-long tournament among Europe's top soccer clubs. But from a financial perspective, the Champions League is not just a European affair. Nearly 200 million people worldwide watched the final in previous years, with around 2 million of those viewers residing in the U.S. The annual estimated gross commercial revenue expected from the 2012/2013 UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup is about $1.73 billion, according to UEFA.
When calculating wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act, a "workweek generally must be a fixed period, adjustable only if the change is designed to be permanent," Allison Gatrone writes. In a recently decided case, a New Mexico court ruled that a company was correct in setting an educational tour guide's workweek to consistently begin on Sunday and end on Saturday, basing the employee's overtime on that schedule. A workweek "does not have to coincide with the calendar week and can begin any day of week," Gatrone writes.
Aging, genetics, medications, hormonal changes and weight loss or gain can cause men to develop excess breast fat or glandular tissue, according to plastic surgeon Brian Hass. Gynecomastia can be treated with liposuction or surgery, Hass writes: "Following surgery, our male patients tells us they feel less self-conscious in their fitted shirts and are not embarrassed to go shirtless on the beach, gym or boat."
After liposuction, normal-weight women who remained sedentary had a 10% increase, on average, in visceral fat four months later. However, no gain was seen in those who started exercising after the surgery, Brazilian researchers reported in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. The study followed 36 women.