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  Operation Mobilisation/Operation Mobilization/Operace Mobilizace (O.M.)
By 1970, when Operation Mobilization’s first ship, was purchased, teams had already begun to reach out to the Midde East and the Indian subcontinent.
Today Operation Mobilisation (OM) has over 3,000 full time staff in over 85 nations and three OM ships, with a combined crew of over 500 — a dynamic, interdenominational, multi-cultural and global ministry.
OM short and long term missions operate in, or have operated in, most countries in Greater Europe and the Balkans.
www.clanbrandon.co.uk /operation-mobilisation.html   (1898 words)

  
  Tonga - A Doctor In Paradise
Then Tonga forgot the arts of war, but in the seventeenth century it became fashionable for their chefs to go over to Fiji and join forces with one or the other of their warring provinces.
The Tui Tonga was the spiritual and temporal head of the state, and Aho'itu was the first of the Tui Tonga.
With those restrictions, Tonga is to-day a free constitutional monarch, with a parliament and the queen's privy council.
www.janesoceania.com /tonga_historical/index.htm   (8173 words)

  
 Battles of WWII
Operations over the rest of May 28 were more successful, with a further 16,000 men recovered but German air operations increased and many vessels were sunk or badly damaged, including nine destroyers.
The operation was successful up to the capture of the Rhine bridge at Nijmegen, but was overall a failure as the final bridge at Arnhem was not held, resulting in the destruction of the British 1st Airborne division.
The Americans were planning Operation Downfall, the invasion of the main islands, which never happened due to the controversial decision to use the atomic bomb.
members.tripod.com /goatman_2006/id19.html   (15410 words)

  
 European Commission - Development - Country Profile
The Kingdom of Tonga consists of 169 islands, of which 36 are permanently inhabited, with a land area of 748 km², an EEZ of 700,000 km² and an estimated population of 110,000, one third of which lives in the capital Nuku'alofa.
Tonga has a GDP per capita of US$1,510 (1999/2000), placing it in the lower middle-income group of countries, similar to most other countries in the region.
Tonga is a member of the South Pacific Forum, established in 1971 resulting from a desire of the independent countries in the region (including Australia and New Zealand) to tackle common economic (and political) issues from a regional perspective.
ec.europa.eu /development/Geographical/RegionsCountries/Countries/Tonga.htm   (2476 words)

  
 Diving in Tonga Vava'u. Padi dive courses Tonga Pacific Island. Whale watching tonga
Beluga Diving has been established in Tonga since 1991, we originally started our Dive Operation in Holland in 1987 and then moved to the South Pacific in New Zealand in 1990 and then finally settled down in Tonga in 1991.
Tonga has a lot to offer the world with its beautiful Coral Reefs that stretch over fifty different dive spots and there is still a lot more to discover.
We are a PADI dive centre #6531 operation associated with Australia (Pacific Asia); we offer a variety of all Recreational Diving and Dive Courses, from Discover Scuba Course to Dive Master, Snorkel Trips, Dive Charters and Rendezvous Diving.
www.belugadivingvavau.com   (0 words)

  
 History: Battle of Normandy - EncycloMedia™: Free Online Encyclopedia
Plans were initially begun in 1943 but the operation was delayed until 1944, when it was taken over and refined by U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower after he became Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, putting him at the helm of all Allied forces across Europe.
The small operating range of Allied fighters coupled with the geography of war-torn Europe narrowed the choice down to two regions: the Pas de Calais and Normandy in France.
Operation Skye as it was known, used fake radio signals to convince German traffic analysts that an invasion of one of the two nations was being mounted.
www.encyclomedia.com /battle_of_normandy.html   (1950 words)

  
 Business For Sale in Vava'u, Tonga :: Sea Kayak and Whale Watch Tour Operation
Tonga's warm sheltered waters are prime breeding and nursing grounds for migratory southern ocean humback whales.
Whale watching is a relatively young industry in the Kingdom by international standards yet has enormous growth potential given the close proximity of the whales' habitat to the islands together with reliable sightings, particularly of mother and calf pairs, from June to October.
At the time that FIKCO was established, the Government of Tonga required all businesses to have a Tongan interest in order to qualify for duty concessions on the importation of capital goods.
realestate.escapeartist.com /P-2001339   (1276 words)

  
  TONGA
Tonga is committed to the education of young people to ensure a viable and bright future for the kingdom.
It is the vision of the youth agencies of Tonga to train young individuals to work on a grassroots level within their communities to provide positive outlets for personal growth and skill development, as well as complete projects that enhance and strengthen whole communities.
Tonga is dedicated to youth capacity building and education in three main areas: youth employment, school drop-out and self-esteem building.
www.spc.int /youth/PYS_2005/tonga.htm   (1146 words)

  
 Battle of Normandy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Operation Overlord was the codename for the Allied invasion of northwest Europe, which began on June 6, 1944, and ended on August 19, 1944, when the Allies crossed the River Seine.
Operation Neptune was the codename given to the initial assault phase of Operation Overlord; its mission, to gain a foothold on the continent, started on June 6, 1944 (commonly known as D-Day) and ended on June 30, 1944.
Operation Fortitude North would lead the Axis to expect an attack on Norway; the much more vital Operation Fortitude South was designed to lead the Germans to expect the main invasion at the Pas de Calais, and to hold back forces to guard against this threat rather than rushing them to Normandy.
www.surfindark.com /index.cgi/000110A/http/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Normandy   (6260 words)

  
 Tonga on the 'NET - Tonga Parish
The Tonga Parish is the largest organisation with active Tongan members in Australia.
Although many meetings were held by the Tongan communities, both with Uniting Church officials and Free Wesleyan Church officials from Tonga, the differences could not be allayed and split became formalised with the incorporation of the "Siasi Uesiliana 'o Tonga 'i NSW" as the umbrella organisation for those wishing to connect directly with Tonga.
The Tonga Parish, was thus born with a lot of apprehension, distrust, ignorance, arguments, faith, and a lot of prayer.
www.tongatapu.net.to /tonga/homeland/aus/parish.html   (320 words)

  
 Tonga - ADB.org
Tonga was weakened by a poor season for the squash crop, slower construction activity, and civil unrest late in the year.
Tonga has received $57.79 million in loans since joining ADB in 1972.
ADB changed its operational emphasis in 1992 when technical assistance began to focus on macroeconomic policies, the investment climate, and public sector performance.
www.adb.org /Tonga/default.asp   (136 words)

  
 HyperWar: London Gazette No. 37838
The early operations were of an experimental nature, the intention being to explore the possibilities of attacks by fighter bombers and medium bombers against this-type of target.
Daylight operations of enemy aircraft overland were almost unheard of and it was appreciated that only dire -necessity would prompt the enemy to expose his aircraft and pilots to the heavy risk they would run in attempting to spy out our preparations.
The result of these operations added to the previous air bombardment and combined with the naval shelling, neutralised wholly or in large part almost all of the shore batteries and the opposition to the landings was very much less than was expected.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/UN/UK/LondonGazette/37838.html   (19518 words)

  
 Tonga
The Kingdom of Tonga is a constitutional monarchy stretching over 170 islands in the southern Pacific Ocean, and its population is approximately 110 thousand.
Tonga Broadcasting Commission (TBC) guidelines require that religious programming on Radio Tonga be confined "within the limits of the mainstream Christian tradition." The TBC did not allow members of the Baha'i Faith to discuss the tenets of their religion or refer to the founder, Baha'ullah, by name.
By law a woman is not permitted to undergo a tubal ligation without the consent of her husband or, in his absence, her male next of kin.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2005/61629.htm   (3122 words)

  
 The Battle of Normandy - D-Day | France.com
The Battle of Normandy in 1944, codenamed Operation Overlord, was the invasion of Nazi occupied Western Europe by the western allies.
The operation began with overnight paratrooper landings and a massive early-morning amphibious assault.
Two preliminary proposals were drawn up; Operation Sledgehammer for an invasion in 1942, and Operation Roundup for a larger attack in 1943, which was adopted and became Operation Overlord, although it was delayed until 1944.
web.france.com /story/culture/french_history_101/2004/05/battle_normandy_d_day   (3760 words)

  
 The Royal Air Force operations in support of D-day
Included with these are their strengths at the beginning of June and a description of how they operated to support the invasion.
During invasion period, virtually all of Bomber Command’s operations concentrated upon supporting the assault and the beachhead.
The dummy parachutists were crude cloth representations of a human figure, a simple series of cloth bags and strips connected in a roughly cross-like shape to give the impression of a parachutist, certainly they were not accurate rubber figures suggested in some accounts.
www.raf.mod.uk /dday/timeline_june5.html   (1368 words)

  
 Tongaholiday.com - Whale Watching in Tonga   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Our vessel Maris King is ideal for whale watching as she is easy to manoeuvre, she has an all-round view for passengers, is under cover and has easy access into and out of the water....
Kiwi Magic has been operating in Vava'u since 1991 and was the first operation in Vava'u with active involvement in whale-watching.
Royal Sunset has operated boating activities from their resort on 'Atata Island for 16 years....
www.tongaholiday.com /activities/whalewatching   (244 words)

  
 Tonga Resorts, Hotels & Travel (TRAVELMAXIA.COM)
In fact, Tonga was the first Pacific Island nation to create marine parks or sanctuaries and tourism in the Kingdom is almost totally reliant on the sustainability of its natural environment and culture as well as the development of popular soft adventure products.
And its all because of migrating Antarctic cetaceans (whales) that stop in its warm waters during the months of June, July and August to frolic, mate, and give birth to young conceived a year earlier...
Mr Manoa, who was speaking in support of a South Pacific Whale Sanctuary (already rejected by the International Whaling Commission despite support from Australia and New Zealand and 20 other nations,) said the concept whale sanctuaries was not new, and that two already existed in the Indian and Southern Oceans.
www.travelmaxia.com /tonga   (0 words)

  
 Tonga
ACT is currently assisting the Government of Tonga’s Tonga Solid Waste Management Project by informing and mobilizing the Tongan communities on Tongatapu to contribute to improved solid waste management.
The overall aim of this project is “To assist the women of Tonga and their families to achieve their equitable share and their human rights in all aspects of national and total human development”.
This project supports activities, which promote self-improvement (vegetable home gardens), improvement of the home/community environments (building of rainwater catchment tanks, and improving household sanitation facilities) and which empower women (leadership and human rights training) and through them, families and communities, to take control of, and be responsible for, their own development.
www.fspi.org.fj /affiliates/tonga_projects.htm   (951 words)

  
 Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2001 Article IV Consultation with Tonga
Executive Directors were concerned that fiscal and monetary policies had fueled domestic demand in 2000/01, when Tonga's foreign exchange-earning capacity was weakening, leading to a widening of the external current account deficit and pressure on official foreign reserves.
In this context, they suggested that the Tonga Trust Fund be consolidated with the budget and that its financial statements be made public in a timely manner.
Accordingly, they urged the authorities to establish a transparent regulatory environment that would reduce uncertainties for investors and establish a level playing field, emphasizing, in particular, the importance of extending the land lease period and eliminating the reassessment of rent every five years.
www.imf.org /external/np/sec/pn/2001/pn01112.htm   (1301 words)

  
 Global Operations
The Government has approved the deployment of approximately 3850 Australian Defence Force personnel to operations overseas to protect Australia and its national interests.
In addition, up to 450 ADF personnel are deployed to conduct mainland maritime protection operations on Operation Resolute.
Operation Deluge - Defence support to the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Sydney, September 2007
www.defence.gov.au /globalops.cfm   (179 words)

  
 Operation World - Detailed Information
In 1995, the king, a committed Christian, publicly re-dedicated the nation to God — the first king in three generations to do this.
3 Tonga has the world’s highest national percentage of Mormons, but probably half of those baptized as Mormons would not consider themselves such (hence the large doubly affiliated figure).
Pray for the error of this sect to be exposed as such, and for many to find freedom in Christ.
www.gmi.org /ow/country/tong/owtext.html   (518 words)

  
 :: TonFon ::
Shoreline Oil Limited was established for the primary objective of setting up a fuel terminal operation that can facilitate the provision of diesel fuel in particular to the operations of Shoreline Power Limited and to further facilitate the bulk wholesale of fuel for key government entities utilizing fuel in large quantities i.e.
The two operations are similar in size and are being operated and managed as separate legal entities (Shoreline Ha’apai Ltd and Shoreline Eua Ltd) to ensure that these operations function as separate business units.
It is essential to the successful operation of the proposed telecommunications network currently under construction, for the electricity infrastructure to be robust as the whole network is powered by Shoreline Communications to establish the voice, data and video services communications network covering the whole of Tongatapu.
www.tonfon.to /about_main/shore_grp.asp   (938 words)

  
 NationMaster - Statistics on Tonga. 919 facts and figures, stats and information on Tongan economy, crime, people, ...
Tonga - unique among Pacific nations - never completely lost its indigenous governance.
Tonga became a constitutional monarchy in 1875 and a British protectorate in 1900; it withdrew from the protectorate and joined the Commonwealth of Nations in 1970.
Tonga remains the only monarchy in the Pacific.
www.nationmaster.com /country/tn-tonga   (142 words)

  
 Beautiful Pacific Company Profile
Beautiful Pacific is a locally owned family business in operation since 2000 and also trading as Pacific Travel Guides.
cook islands accommodation ; fiji accommodation ; tahiti accommodation ; tonga accommodation ; samoa accommodation
tonga weddings ; tonga holidays ; tonga beach ; tonga diving ; tonga surfing ; tonga backpackers ;
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 Japan Contributes to Tonga's Education » Press Releases » Embassy of Japan in Fiji   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Japan has always had a strong policy to help its Pacific Island neighbours and the Kingdom of Tonga was never an exception.
Japan recognises the integral role education plays in the development of the emerging workforce and consequently in the development of the entire nation, and contributing to national development is the ultimate objective of Japan's ODA.
This project is another milestone in Japan’s ongoing support and co-operation to Tonga and it is also a beacon of the Japan - Tonga friendship.
www.fj.emb-japan.go.jp /pr_Japan_Contributes_to_Tonga_Education.html   (187 words)

  
 About Friendly Islands Kayak Company
We are also actively committed to protecting Tonga's unique culture and pristine environment and to sharing these special aspects of Tonga in a safe, responsible manner (through the dissemination of our Minimum Impact Guidelines).
Should you decide to visit Tonga it is unlikely that you will encounter other paddlers in the islands.
After many seasons of operation in Tonga, we continue to advocate safety in every regard.
www.fikco.com /about.htm   (793 words)

  
 From the Critical Eyes of Kele
He portrays personal animosity towards well known journalists of the region by alluding that it is disheartening though is the growing amount of commentaries by regional journalists about nations in which they do not live or work.
He also make personal attacks on Sangster Saulala of TV OBN and Tavake Fusimalohi of Kele'a Newspaper about misinformation, simply because Laisa Taga says that these two media organizations are being picked on by government because of their “independence” and “pro-democracy” stance.
To quote from Kalafi, “it is often surprising--if not comical-- that this kind of misinformation and untruths are being passed on to those outside Tonga.
www.tongastar.com /Critical_eyes_of_Kele'a_2.htm   (771 words)

  
 Reserve Bank Governor opens new ANZ Bank
In her opening address, the Governor was happy to witness the strong growth in ANZ’s operations and assets over the years.
Prior to the events of the 16/11, ANZ Bank operated one branch in Nuku’alofa, a mobile banking unit that goes out to the villages of Tongatapu, and one branch in Vava’u.
In her discussions with the ANZ Head Office in Melbourne in December last year, the Governor said, they were very supportive of our efforts here in Tonga in rebuilding and reconstruction of Nuku’alofa, and we were assured by them of their full support and this assurance is indeed very encouraging.
www.tonga-now.to /Article.aspx?id=2602&Mode=1   (989 words)

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