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Position

A market commitment; the number of contracts bought or sold for which no offsetting transaction has been entered into. The buyer of a commodity is said to have a long position, and the seller of a commodity is said to have a short position. Related: Open contracts.
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Position

The state of owning or owing a security or other asset. One has a long position when one owns something, while one has a short position when something is sold, especially sold short. See also: Close a position.
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position

The ownership status of a person's or an institution's investments. For example, a person may own 500 shares of Sun Microsystems, 350 shares of Boeing, and a $10,000 principal amount of 9% bonds due in 2001. See also long position, short position.

position

To buy or sell securities in order to establish a net long or a net short position. Also called take a position.
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Whereas the House bill establishes the director as a PA position, the Senate proposal appears to be silent on the matter.
Setting term-limits on service would be an appropriate first step for Fatah and could set the stage also for setting term limits for PA positions. My humble and open recommendation is for the Palestinian leadership to come back to the people and get new blood periodically.
The survey also found that different skills sets were now required for top-level PA positions.
In 1990, the Cleveland VAMC adopted a special pay scale for PAs because it was having difficulty recruiting and retaining local candidates for entry-level PA positions. PAs working at the facility have continued to receive pay at this special rate since 1990, despite the fact that there is no longer any recruitment or retention problem.
Except for those with term appointments, almost all of the PAS and PA positions will be vacated.