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1. See: Swap.

2. See: Roll forward.


1. See swap.
2. To move funds out of one mutual fund and into another mutual fund. See also telephone switching.
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The Riyadh Governorate, the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) and the Ministry of Labor and Health Services Council in Riyadh were at the forefront in this awareness campaign, switching off lights in their buildings and surrounding areas under directives issued by Riyadh Gov.
Switch It Off was launched in 2007 as the brainchild of Warwickshire County Council, encouraging households, schools and businesses to save energy and cut carbon footprints by switching off unused lights and electrical appliances.
Swansea Council hopes to save around pounds 100,000 a year by switching off around 1,500 of the 27,000 street lights in the city from this month.
The one-hour switching off and light dimming exercise also reduced hotel carbon emissions by 5,246 kg, a statement said.
Northumbria University is also taking part in Earth Hour by switching off the architectural lighting at its City Campus East in Newcastle and on the bridge between the two sides of the campus.
Ceredigion Council is set to follow Powys in switching off street lamps to save cash
Dubai also joined the initiative by switching off the outside lights of its landmark Burj Al Arab hotel.
By switching off 10 fluorescent lights for just one night, it is possible to save 5.
According to the Carbon Trust, an average office loses around pounds 6,000 a year through not switching off basic equipment such as photocopiers and computer monitors.
He said: "If the council want to save money by switching off lights, it should be done in council buildings rather than in the streets where lighting plays a vital role in maintaining public safety.
BA said switching off lights above 10,000ft was not to save money.
Gene Silencing refers to a technique, called RNA interference (RNAi), for switching off genes within a cell.