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Whoops

A nickname for the Washington Public Power Supply System, which in the 1970s raised billions of dollars through municipal bond offerings, the projects that never materialized. WPPSS defaulted on the payments to bondholders.

Whoops

An informal and derogatory term for the Washington Public Power Supply System. This company issued more than $2 billion in bonds in the 1970s to build nuclear power plants and defaulted on these obligations in 1983. It is now known as Energy Northwest.
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Glynn started penning the book in September last year, when his dog Whoops was 13 and in good health.
"I love my role at Whoops! and I am really excited about the next 12 months.
"Currently the Whoops child safety project delivers its essential safety messages to well over 3,000 children and 3,000 adults every year in Gateshead and the surrounding area.
"The response to Whoops' passing has been overwhelming from friends, family, customers and the general public."
Carole Hewison, project manager at Whoops, said: "It's great to hear when people have been able to use skills and knowledge they have learnt
"All of our nurseries have an onsite child safety representative, all of which are benefiting from the Whoops! child safety programme.
In a bid to make children more aware of the dangers and outcomes of a road accident, the Gateshead based Whoops! Project is using prosthetic make-up to show injuries such as cuts and bruises in the hope this will encourage children and young people to think and be more alert when near a road.
The campaign is being managed by the Whoops! Child Safety Project and supported with an pounds 8,000 donation from the Newcastle Building Society.
"Afterwards I phoned the woman from the Whoops Project to thank her."
Over the next two years the Children's Foundation aims to extend the project to all parts of the North East so that children, parents and child-care professionals can benefit from the safety training sessions offered by Whoops.