Chain

A chain is a series of connected links which are typically made of metal. A chain may consist of two or more links.

  • Those designed for lifting, such as when used with a hoist; for pulling; or for securing, such as with a bicycle lock, have links that are torus shaped, which make the chain flexible in two dimensions (The fixed third dimension being a chain's length.)
  • Those designed for transferring power in machines have links designed to mesh with the teeth of the sprockets of the machine, and are flexible in only one dimension. They are known as roller chains, though there are also non-roller chains such as block chain.
  • Two distinct chains can be connected using a quick link which resembles a carabiner with a screw close rather than a latch.

    Uses for chain

    Uses for chain include:

    Decoration

  • Chain of office, collar or heavy gold chain worn as insignia of office or a mark of fealty in medieval Europe and the United Kingdom
  • Decorating clothing, some people wear wallets with chains connected to their belts, or pants decorated with chains
  • Latest News for: Debt chains

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    Apex chamber to move SC on capacity payments

    Dawn 24 Jul 2024
    It is important to understand that 80pc of capacity payments are used to service the debt that the IPPs took when establishing their plants ... Any legal or other intervention that prevents the servicing of these loans by IPPs would amount to a sovereign default and trigger a wider chain reaction on Pakistan’s external and domestic debts....
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    Apex chamber to move Supreme Court on capacity payments

    Dawn 24 Jul 2024
    It is important to understand that 80pc of capacity payments are used to service the debt that the IPPs took when establishing their plants ... Any legal or other intervention that prevents the servicing of these loans by IPPs would amount to a sovereign default and trigger a wider chain reaction on Pakistan’s external and domestic debts....
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    In gas-rich Venezuela, next president faces problem of producing it

    Natural Gas World 24 Jul 2024
    ... longstanding unpaid debts to many of the companies, U.S ... The strategy would break with two decades of nationalization that has concentrated almost all production, transportation, processing and sales in the state's hands, creating a long chain of debts among state-owned companies....
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    Red Lobster moves closer to bankruptcy sale to lenders

    Live Mint 23 Jul 2024
    restaurant chain’s debt, according to court documents. Red Lobster filed for bankruptcy in Florida in May with about $300 million in debt and a plan to close some restaurants and sell itself to its lenders or a higher bidder ... the company’s debt, according to the court documents....
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    3 South Carolina stores to close as Big Lots closes 35-40 sites nationwide: What to know

    Independent Mail 23 Jul 2024
    A series of financial problems including $294 million in debt has lead seafood giant Red Lobster to file for bankruptcy. Big Lots, a chain of discount retail stores, is slated to close 35-40 stores this year with bankruptcy looming ... The chain joins others including Red Lobster, ......
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    Big Lots is closing 35-40 stores: Here's how many North Carolina stores are on the list

    BlueRidgeNow 23 Jul 2024
    A series of financial problems including $294 million in debt has lead seafood giant Red Lobster to file for bankruptcy. Big Lots, a chain of discount retail stores, is slated to close 35-40 stores this year with bankruptcy looming ... The chain joins others including Red Lobster, ......
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    Terra Classic Price Gears for 33% Gains As USTC, LUNC Tokens Gain Real Utility

    CoinGape 23 Jul 2024
    Membrane Protocol, a platform trying to create the perfect decentralized stablecoin, has received a proposal to use USTC as collateral for CDT, it collateral debt token. Other chains ar are starting to see the valour of #TerraClassic Membrane has a proposal to use #USTC as collateral for $CDT....
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    Mubadala-backed Fortress sees assets doubling to $100 billion

    Gulf News 23 Jul 2024
    In 2021, with the theater chain crushed by the pandemic, Fortress acquired discounted debt from banks, teamed up with another sponsor and management, put the company through bankruptcy administration and injected new capital, before selling it last month to Sony Pictures Entertainment....
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    BUSINESS LIVE: TSB profits plummet; Mobile network licence fees review; SThree suffers hiring slow

    This is Money 23 Jul 2024
    The FTSE 100 is down 0.3 per cent in early trading ... Read the Tuesday 23 July Business Live blog below ... 07.45 ... In a first quarter update, Mitie said revenue jumped 10 per cent year-on-year to £1.2billion, while net debt more than doubled to £182million, 'as we pay our supply chain for the increased volume of project works' ... 07.42 ... This is Money. 07.30....
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    Popular restaurant chain faces big Chapter 11 bankruptcy problem

    Aiken Standard 22 Jul 2024
    "Some of Red Lobster’s landlords and other creditors have objected to the proposed settlements for outstanding debt as the struggling casual-dining restaurant chain seeks a buyer, according to recent court filings in the company’s bankruptcy case," Nation's Restaurant News reported....
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    AMC Theatres Refinances Debt in Deals Extending Due Dates by at Least Three Years

    Variety 22 Jul 2024
    AMC Theatres, the world’s largest cinema chain, reached an agreement ......
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    Student-loan borrowers can likely count on more debt cancellation if Kamala Harris wins the presidency

    Business Insider 22 Jul 2024
    Student-loan borrowers could benefit from debt relief under a Kamala Harris presidency ... During her work as California's attorney general, a 2020 presidential candidate, and her term as vice president, she stood behind a range of higher education policies, including student-debt relief....
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    Neglect of the vulnerable

    Dawn 22 Jul 2024
    Source ... Among those are the over 2m Pakistanis who are in the chains of modern slavery in the form of forced labour, forced marriage, debt bondage, forced commercial sexual exploitation, human trafficking, and the sale of children ... Employers then exploit these workers by forcing them into labour-intensive jobs to repay their debts ... ....
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