Source: Ledyard.# END # Ledyard National Bank contributed $1,000.00 to SCORE for the sponsorship of four workshops this fall. The workshop topics are: So You Want to Own Your Own Business, Business Bookkeeping, Selling and Advertising, and An Introduction to Internet Marketing. Ledyard supports SCORE’s mission to help more entrepreneurs become successful small business owners through face-to-face and email business counseling. Score’s workshops are a natural fit with and a complement to Ledyard’s mission of educating and advising its commercial clients on all financial matters related to their enterprises.Ledyard Financial Group, Inc., headquartered in Hanover, New Hampshire, is the holding company for Ledyard National Bank. Ledyard National Bank, founded in 1991, is a full service community bank offering a broad range of banking, investment, tax and wealth management services in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region. Ledyard National Bank has eight offices with locations in Hanover, Lebanon, Lyme, New London, and West Lebanon, New Hampshire and in Norwich, Vermont.Ledyard Financial Group, Inc. shares can be bought and sold through the NASD sanctioned “Pink Sheets” under the trading symbol LFGP. Shares may be traded through an individual’s broker. For more information, please refer to the “Investor Relations” section of the bank’s website at www.ledyardbank.com(link is external) or contact the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Gregory D. Steverson.
Clint Dempsey admits Tottenham’s season should be judged as a failure if they do not bounce back from their Europa League exit by finishing in the Barclays Premier League’s top four. Dempsey scored twice on Thursday night in a 2-2 draw in Basel, but it was not enough to send Spurs through to the semi-finals of Europe’s second-tier competition as Andre Villas-Boas’ men suffered a dramatic 4-1 defeat on penalties after missed spot-kicks from Tom Huddlestone and Emmanuel Adebayor. Tottenham will drop to fifth if Arsenal win their game in hand against Norwich on Saturday and Dempsey said: “We have to make sure we finish in fourth place and make sure we’re in the Champions League next year. That’s the only thing we can do to salvage this season and say we had a good year. That’s been the goal for the season.” Press Association As Villas-Boas acknowledged in February, failure to qualify for the Champions League could have serious consequences for Spurs. Tottenham’s new year financial results showed a 12 per cent drop in revenue, but the biggest problem caused by another year of failure could be the potential loss of star man Gareth Bale. A 10-day break until their next game against Manchester City – when Villas-Boas expects Bale, Aaron Lennon and Jermain Defoe to be fit again – will work in Tottenham’s favour, but Dempsey has warned his team-mates they still must work extremely hard to make the top four. “The break will help, because the more players you have fit, the more competition there is for spots,” he added. “You need that push towards the end because it’s going to be difficult. “We’ve got some difficult games. We’ve got Chelsea, we’ve got Man City, so we’re going to need everyone fit and fighting to try to push for that Champions League. “It’s not going to be given to you. You have to fight until the end and we’re still in with a shout to make that happen. “I think it’s going to come down to the last game.”