National Diversity Awards 2017 NOMINATION

Paul Manners was nominated for the 2017 National Diversity Awards (Celebrity Of The Year Award). Over the past two years since since his appearance on Britain's Got Talent, Paul has been popular in being supportive towards charities and others. For more photographs/events visit here.

During his attendance of the red carpet premiere of 'Dangerous Game' (starring Amar Adatia, Calum Best, Darren Day, Alex Reid & many more) he made an announcement to the media.

Votes and Endorsements - 101 vote(s)

Friday, June 2, 2017 - "Paul Manners always finds time for charity. It is hard to count his visits to hospitals to encourage children, charity football matches he played and all other charity events he participated."

Monday, June 12, 2017 - "Paul works tirelessly on charity efforts, Essex Hands being just one I have attended various charity events with Paul in attendance. After a lot of his charity work he stays in touch with some of the families and they become firm friends This is a long term of endeavour for Paul, he really wants to make a difference, it's his nature and his heart. He does so much work, not for gratification but because if he can better someone's life even in a small way that's all.the gratification he needs"

Monday, June 12, 2017 - "I believe Paul would be ideal for this award due to the ongoing charity work he gets involved with. He has appeared in my first single release which was for mental health awareness. The video can be viewed here and it is raising a lot of awareness very fast - https://www.facebook.com/musiccrowns/videos/10155399705138829/ I am glad to know this man and I do hope you consider him for the award. "

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - "Paul travelled over 100 miles at short notice to support our event raising awareness of bipolar. He was an outstanding performer as well as being friendly and good fun. "

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - "Paul has helped rase money and support for many charities and his constant fundraising and commitment is why he deserves this award."

Friday, June 9, 2017 - "Paul is brilliant "

Friday, June 9, 2017 - "Paul works very hard and often travels all over the country supporting various charities. "

Friday, June 9, 2017 - "So generous with his time supporting the good causes he Patronises. Paul always brings a smile and can do approach to everything he does. A great friend who puts others before himself."

Friday, June 9, 2017 - "Amazing man x"

Friday, June 9, 2017 - "paul is a very talented man who is caring and helpful towards any charities and organisations he is willing to get involved with the community events and fundraisers and always happy and smiling as well as being a brilliant dj and singer"

Friday, June 9, 2017 - "Paul is a special soul , he goes above and beyond for people and gets involved in whatever charity events he can , even travelled 3 hours to visit my sick daughter in birmingham children's hospital last week ,?really hope this guy gets it xxxx louise Jayla's mom xxx"

Friday, June 9, 2017 - "Paul ,has grown in popularity and confidence since winning Britain got talent . He has given so much of his time for free and never disappoints his audience . He is funny and sensitive."

Friday, June 9, 2017 - "awesome guy such a giving heart"

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - "Paul is a lovely man who lives his life to the full !! He takes every opportunity he gets and this makes him to be an extremely inspirational person. He always has a positive attitude and does all he can to help others and make the world a better place."

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - "A very talented guy - good to all on his Social media & encouraging of other talent."

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - "Paul is very talented, great singer and has a lovely personality "

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - "What I like is that Paul has genuine passion and belief in the causes he supports. He does this to make a difference, not to raise his profile which is why he would be such a deserving winner of this award."

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - "I'm voting for paul as he is a lovely and caring guy that would do whatever he could for charites near or far "

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - "What a wonderful guy, he helped out so much at our fundraiser playing 2 football matches and also sung for us in the evening he traveled down at all his expense and didn't ask for a single penny for his day/ evening with us!!! Can't think of anyone better to give it to Goooo Paul !!!"

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - "I am voting for Paul because when it comes to charity he is there to help and to raise money for a good cause. This guy is talented amazing and one hell of a fantastic Guy. They broke the mould when he was made. I'm voting for him, my kids are voting for him, and my wife is voting for him, and I urge each and everyone of you to vote for him too"

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - "Paul is a lovely bloke. Well deserving of this. Good luck Paul! :) "

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - "Hardworking Inspirational Guy! "

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - "Paul drops everything for everyone he supported my mum charity when she had cancer I'm voting as well because Paul is a genuine lovely man and a wonderful friend I see Paul participates in lots of events and gives a lot of time to help others "

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - "I have known Paul for the last few years. He has a heart of gold and has helped a massive amout of charities! He deserves to win an award for all the hard work he has done. Paul is a genuine loving hard working amazing artist and deserves this award. He brings so much positive love to this world. Team manners all the way! "

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - "The reason I'm voting for Paul Manners is he is down to earth & on my daughters birthday he wished her a happy birthday & that made her day. "

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - "Paul is the most prolite celebrity that I ever met and he is a great supporter of BBC children in need and our coffee morning. "

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - "This person does so much for charity and is always happy smiling loveable person,a guy with a huge heart the world needs more people like him x"

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - "Great sport fantastic singer met at a charity event for Stacey smiles of which paul is patron "

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - "Paul is not only a good friend but does so much for charity up and down the country. He's a very talented singer/songwriter but always has time for everyone The guy is a total legend "

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - "Such an amazing person and totally deserves this.??"

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - "It is important to recognise good work beyond the call of duty. Paul has a growing music career which takes up a huge amount of time, but he selflessly puts himself out of that to participate in charitable events to raise money for others less fortunate. There is no-one else I have come across who deserves this award more than Paul, and I wish him the very best of luck."

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - "Paul is a very kind and considerate celebrity and finds the time to attend events even on his days off "

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - "Massive fan of his"

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - "Paul attended a summer fete at our care home, completely free of charge, he spent the whole day entertaining us and signing autographs and helped us raise over £1000. He is kind, caring, thoughtful and a genuine guy and nothing is too much trouble. If anyone deserves to win this it's Paul! Keep up the good work!! "

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "For outstanding dedication to charity work"

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "Paul Manners... What can I say... I am nominating him because he is one of the most genuine people I have the pleasure to call a friend. He puts others first and does a huge amount for charity. A talented singer and performer who is down to earth, kind, considerate ... An all round great person"

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "A genuine honest gentleman who has shown dedication to his art. He strives to help any and all charities without a second thought, a well deserved winner."

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "Paul manners is such a lovely person got such a kind heart does a lot for charities he is caring and does deserve a vote so that's why I'm voting for him "

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "I have never met Paul but he recently helped me publicise a story of a little boy aged 7 who had terrible head injuries caused by bullying at his school. Paul contacted me and offered the boys family any help if they required it ,Even offered to travel up to Shropshire from his home town if we needed him to help with fundraiseing as a fund had been started called Justice for Jak to raise money to take him on his dream trip to Disneyland, Paul seems to be a naturaly careing person someone that is always happy to go out of his way to help people, Everyweek he is off somewhere doing his bit for various charities raiseing money for good causes, I think it would be so lovely for Paul to be rewarded for all the hard work that he puts in and would love to see him win this award."

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "A sincere man who does so much work for charity he has a fantastic sense of humour and it is a pleasure to know him and count him as a friend. Good Luck to you Paul xx"

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "Paul is such an amazing guy he's not only really talented and kind but also helps out a huge amount with raising money for charities. He definitely deserves to win celebrity of the year."

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "Paul has a big heart and does so much for others. Always happy to help us with our charity events. If Carlsberg made celebrities........ "

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "Paul dose a lot of work for different Charities and deserves to win the award ?? "

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "Im voting for Paul Manners as he is a genuine guy who puts others before himself. He's always doing charity work. I had the honour of having him at my wedding and the humble man he is was more honoured to be asked to do my wedding. He's such a talented guy and when we said we wanted to use one of his songs for our first dance, he did a special version for us. He deserves to win x"

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "Kind generous and thoughtful man who would do anything for anyone .... no ego about him , he is just Paul and that's why we love him. "

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "I'd like to put forth my vote for Mr Paul Manners for all the amazing work he does for all different charities. He truly is making a difference in the lives of others. Go Paul!! "

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "hardworking and dedicated to charity work"

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "Met Paul twice once alongside in one direction video we chatted while he walked me to train station. The second time we slept out overnight to raise money for the shelter charity. Proper gentleman that does so much for many people. Can't wait to see him again. Very deserving xxx"

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "Nice block always thinking of others and charity one of the better blokes in life ."

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "Paul is a genuine character of whom the nation has thoroughly taken into their hearts and enjoyed his entertainment and huge personality. He brings light and happiness with that big smile and people need that. He is natural, fun, outgoing and not at all full of himself nor a mandiva, if there is such a word! A nice, normal chap that made us all enjoy watching him bring TV to life. Myself, I am an outgoing, happy person who loves music, entertainment, dancing and a huge lover of golf. I'm definitely not a diva myself, just a genuine, honest lady who likes nice people. A huge animal lover too. That's it. Cheers. Karen xx"

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "paul Manners has 100% a great heart. Nothing is never to much for him. Always doing charity events and he deserves to be a winner xxx "

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "Paul is a genuine kind hearted young man. He dosent think of himself when doing work for charity, he does it from his heart. He attends many charity events that l am closely linked to and we love and thank him for it. He helps make children with cancer smile . He certainly deserves this award "

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "Paul supported the hospice by playing for Team Compton in a celebrity football match for charity."

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "Cheers my fb up and he's got an amazing soul "

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "I first met Paul at my grandads wedding as he was the DJ and he was an amazing DJ so I am voting Paul. "

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "Down to earth man who does so much for charity! An inspiration to others. He has time for his fans and is just one of the decent ones in life. Good luck buddy!!"

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "Good friend of my friends "

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "Paul manners finds nothing too small or big. He does hus best by all. "

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "a very kind, genrous thoughtfull man, our mangerette lol. good luck paul you deserve it "

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "paul is a lovely guy who devotes all his time to others, the least we could do is give something back to this careing guy"

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "he amazing "

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "Paul is an amazing guy and entertains many bringing joy to everyone . He's an inspiration and always gives his best and works hard at all times. He's like the guy next door and very polite. Entertaining others is his life and he's very down to earth making everyone welcome. Paul deserves recognition for all his continued hard work, I have no hesitation in giving Paul my vote! "

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "great guy!"

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "Paul has attended all our charity events and is always a great addition to them."

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "Paul is one of the kindest, generous people I know! He has always been willing to help anyone he possibly could, he loves to give back to the community whether it is is home town or miles away, if Paul commits then he does with 100%."

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "paul is a wonderful kind hearted man the amount of time he puts in to charity work he is one in a million thank you paul manners for all that you do x"

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "I've known Paul a long time. He's a nice guy, a rarity in this industry. Very giving of his time and always helpful. "

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "I have had the pleasure of meeting paul when he attended a charity funday we held and he deserves this award the care he has for charites is emence "

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "coz paul manners is my winner "

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "Because he didn't even need to think twice about coming to our charity event and was fantastic on the day he stayed all day and got involved with all the public he definitely helped make the day. Since then he has also agreed to help a family member with a charity song. Paul u deserve this."

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "Paul is an honest, genuine guy, and should be recognised for his amazing charity work."

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "coz I want to vote Paul Manners 2 win that's why "

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "Paul has devoted so much time to helping others and whilst juggling a successful showbiz career. He is a completely selfless and inspiring person and would go out of his way to help anybody. He deserves some recognition for all the good things he does for others."

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "Good friend of mine he deserves to win this good singer he been so far to get this "

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "Awesome Artist."

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "I am voting for Paul in recognition of all the charity work he does. "

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "Paul is amazing and talented and deserves to win xx"

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "Absolute incredible human being "

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "Paul is very generous and supportive especially when it comes to supporting charities. We look forward to meeting him at our next fundraising event in August! "

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "Voting for Paul because he made such an effort in not attending our event but participating in all aspects and certainly cheered us all up! We were raising money for the British Heart Foundation and also a fund for two lads our lost their lives at the Shoreham airshow. I am chairman of Worthing United FC and we ran a world record attempt fir the longest ever 11 aside football match. We did it!! Paul came along and sang some songs and got the 36 very tired lads going on their final few hours of the attempt. Such scenes at the end when Paul and all the players were singing his song! Paul went of his way to be there and not only is he a very nice person he is genuine too. He has become all our friends since and indeed returned when we have a get together. As a celebrity, i think it was fair to say a few people knew him when he came to our event and by the end of it everyone knew him!! Paul is great and i thank him for everything he done and is still doing. My vote goes to Paul Manners x"

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "What a great guy always doing something to help others "

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "Paul is one of the most genuine guys I have ever met. He puts many others first before himself and the help to charity he gives is amazing. Paul helped me out in 2017 at our annual celebrity football match and fun day. He took all this in his stride performing to the crowd on the pitch as both goalkeeper and referee, when we was let down last minute for a host Paul stepped forward and not only hosted but sung some of his songs live and what a talent he is. PAUL is by far more than worthy of this award and me and the whole team look forward to working with him in the future Chris United for Charity "

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "I have worked with Paul for quite a while now and he is one of the most professional, reliable and charitable people i have ever had the pleasure to work with"

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "A truly genuine lovely guy "

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "He is an amazing person inside and out and also a very good talented singer he deserves this because he has worked so hard he works a lot at charity events all over the country he's just a total star "

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - "Paul dedicates a large portion of his life and celebrity to enrich the lives of others. His compassion and talent for inspiring others is limitless. A truly admirable gentleman!"

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - "Paul is a people person, I first met Paul when he played in a charity football game in Harlow, since then Paul has played many many games to help raise much needed money for various charities, I have also been fortunate enough to be able have Paul's support in making personal appearances at various charity events ranging from fetes to fund raisers over last couple of years, Paul is also an inspiration to others, yes you get knock backs in life but you get up dust yourself down and move on, I know Paul is driven to support others and help others since the passing of his mother who Paul misses dearly but helps drive him forward. Paul has passion, drive and is determined to help make others life's better when and where ever he can, Paul has also shown support to our local radio station over the years. I cannot speak highly enough of Paul, maybe if we had more people like Paul the world would Be a better place for us all"

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - "Paul is a good guy always helping out with charities and an all round good guy his an amazing artist also "

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - "Nice lad, and very humble Paul is one of the friendliest and hardworking people I know! "

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - "I think Paul Manners is a fantastic all round entertainer, he is totally dedicated to his many charities and the work he does for them."

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - "Paul does a lot of great things for charity he is a lovely kind man who deserves it"

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - "The amount of time and support Paul has donated to charity is humbling. Not only did he put his name as a Patron but he has been actively involved in fundraising and awareness, by taking part in numerous events from singing showcasing to dragon boat rowing. Paul has been a great support to the wider community, helping to achieve integration and enjoyment for all."

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - "Quite simply because Paul is an honest, hard working and genuine guy, putting other's before himself. Paul has supported and got involved in several charities and events, all in his free time, travelling miles to help out those in need. Paul is also a Celebrity Patron of Stacey's Smiles, a charity which raises awareness to Neuroblastoma, which is a type of cancer that attacks the nerve tissue, mostly found in children under five, and has helped raise money by attending several events to help raise awareness to this devaastating disease."

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - "I met Paul Manners for the first time in Caesers Italian Restaurant in Gravesend. This man not only entertained the charity diners but offerered his services to the Stacey Smiles Neuroblastoma Children's Charity for free. He didn't just sing and leave. He stayed with the family (and founders) of Stacey Smiles. Stacey being Warren's baby daughter, it was very emotional. But what a fantastic evening and what a fantastic selfless chap Paul is. Im 200% sure of my vote. Regards, Mark Peach. "

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - "He has been there always for me and my little girl she's 7 has no diagnosis and deteriating he comes the fundraiser events for her rings me when I'm low cheers me up and amazing person with a beautiful heart he deserves to win"

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - "Paul is a very dedicated loveable man that deserves recognition for his charity events. He has a big heart and wants to spread love and laughter through performing. I would love Paul to win this award because he is a genuinely kind man that remembers where he's come from. Thank you"

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - "We vote for paul manners because he is a role model.he does so much for charitys he does everything to follow his heart.he surprised me once by traveling 4 hours for our engagement party.he has since become a good friend.we will support paul in any way we can.plus he looks dapper in a suit.we will always hold him in our arms.paul has come thru so much and is the kindest gentle and thoughtful guy we know.we always play his music to our baby and he already makes her happy to even tho only 23 weeks. VOTE FOR PAUL"

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - "paul well what can i say about paul hes always first on hand to lend a hand hes helped me on a few charity events and helped me raise thousands for pancreatic cancer this man has a heart of gold and will do what ever it takes to help anybody its a pleasure to know paul and i know i can always count on him to help me all i need to do is yell and hes there paul has lots of respect from many many people and has saved the day on a few events where they have been let down paul manners you are a kind honest man its a pleasure to know you and work with you "

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - "Paul Manners is by far one of the nicest celebrities i know and somebody im proud to call my friend, he does a load of charity work which makes him one of the best celebrities around"

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - "He is a great guy who dedicates so much time to charity work."

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - "He has helped countless amounts of charities both raising money and awareness, he is a true example of an amazing human being."

Media Articles - 26

CHESNUT TREEHOUSE CHARITY FOOTBALL MATCH 2015
http://www.shorehamherald.co.uk/news/hundreds-raised-for-sussex-hospice-1-6982876

ESSEX HANDS CHARITY FOOTBALL MATCH 2015
http://www.maldonandburnhamstandard.co.uk/news/north_essex_news/12965529.Arsenal_celeb_side_takes_to_the_pitch_for_top_charity_fundraiser/

GUINNESS WORLD RECORD - LONGEST FOOTBALL MATCH 2016
http://www.worthingherald.co.uk/news/football-charity-match-sets-new-world-record-1-7408205
http://www.worthingherald.co.uk/news/charity-squad-kicks-off-for-longest-ever-match-1-7403195
http://www.spiritfm.net/news/sussex-news/1996756/video-world-record-attempt-in-west-sussex/

JASMYN CHAN CHARITY FOOTBALL MATCH 2016
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/tragic-teen-jasmyn-chan-would-have-been-proud-of-football-fun-day-1-7898787
http://www.shefnews.co.uk/2016/05/10/charity-football-match-raises-1100-in-memory-of-sheffield-hit-and-run-victim-jasmyn-chan/

REDS VS BLUES CHARITY FOOTBALL MATCH 2016
http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-wednesday/sheffield-wednesday-quartet-poised-to-play-in-charity-match-1-7970525
http://celebritieswhogive.com/tag/paul-manners/

WARMERE CARE HOME SUMMER FETE 2016
http://www.bognor.co.uk/whats-on/britain-s-got-talent-star-comes-to-yapton-1-7518309
http://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/whats-on/britain-s-got-talent-star-comes-to-yapton-1-7518309
http://www.bognor.co.uk/news/former-britain-s-got-talent-star-sings-at-care-home-1-7531013

CHILDREN IN NEED FETE 2016
http://www.oxted-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=111490&headline=Mel%27s%20Strut%20is%20a%20highlight%20of%20Children%20In%20Need%20fundraising%20day&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2016

CHARITY FOOTBALL - ASTON VILLA LEGENDS VS NETWORK RAIL
http://www.astonvilla.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=7521766
http://www.astonvilla.vitalfootball.co.uk/sitepage.asp?a=7521755

MACMILLAN CELEBRITY CHARITY FOOTBALL MATCH (LUTON) 2017
http://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/celebrity-footie-in-aid-of-macmillan-at-lea-manor-1-7843452

CHARITY FOOTBALL - KICK OFF FOR CANCER 2017
http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/dalton/Dalton-teacher-launches-football-tournament-to-raise-vital-funds-for-cancer-charity-9ee65b55-c6c8-4392-8473-9f13681e1c67-ds
http://www.goactiveincumbria.com/events/Join-BBC-stars-in-Barrow-charity-football-tournament-32d3d271-138a-4552-a055-d1f5d12d88ab-ds

CHARITY FOOTBALL - PITSEA, ESSEX 2017
http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/15085506.Get_tickets_for_celeb_footie_match/
http://www.maldonandburnhamstandard.co.uk/news/south_essex_news/15085506.Get_tickets_for_celeb_footie_match/
http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/15216042.Celebrities_team_up_for_charity_football_match/#

MENTAL AWARENESS MONTH - MAY 2017
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/sheerness/news/stars-line-up-to-join-125583/
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/sittingbourne/news/musician-releases-debut-album-following-126585/

YOUTH FUNDRAISER - CLACTON 2017
http://www.clactonandfrintongazette.co.uk/news/15312779.Britain_s_Got_Talent_sensation_headlines_youth_fundraiser_this_weekend/

METABOLIC FOUNDATION
http://www.themetabolicfoundation.com/2016/08/31/the-metabolic-foundation-family-fun-day-2016/

Pictures

Helped raise over £1000 at a care home visit in Yapton.

Helped raise over £1000 at a care home visit in Yapton.

Visiting Jayla at Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Visiting Jayla at Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Fundraising appearance for Bipolar UK.

Fundraising appearance for Bipolar UK.

Fundraising in Clacton.

Fundraising in Clacton.

Visiting various children's hospitals during Easter to hand out chocolate eggs.

Visiting various children's hospitals during Easter to hand out chocolate eggs.

Fundraiser for Charlie Gard.

Fundraiser for Charlie Gard.

Jasmyn Chan Charity Football Match 2016 (Sheffield).

Jasmyn Chan Charity Football Match 2016 (Sheffield).

Stacey's Smiles - KLM Assault Course

Stacey's Smiles - KLM Assault Course

Signing autographs and having photographs in aid of Children In Need.

Signing autographs and having photographs in aid of Children In Need.

Duston School (Northampton) visit.

Duston School (Northampton) visit.

Stacey's Smiles dragon boat race.

Stacey's Smiles dragon boat race.

Charity football (Dagenham).

Charity football (Dagenham).