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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.
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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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Founded in 2012, Whoop is headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, with R&D facilities in Silicon Valley.
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'Parents should also be alert to the signs and symptoms--which include severe coughing fits accompanied by the characteristic 'whoop' sound in young children but as a prolonged cough in older children or adults.
Dr Mary Ramsay, the HPA's head of immunisation, said: "Anyone showing signs and symptoms - which include severe coughing fits accompanied by the characteristic 'whoop' sound in young children but as a prolonged cough in older children and adults - should visit their GP."
"The main symptoms are severe coughing fits which, in some cases, is accompanied by the characteristic 'whoop' sound as the child gasps for breath after coughing.
Dr Musarrat Afza, head of immunisation for the HPA in the West Midlands, said that the main symptoms are severe coughing fits which, in babies and children, are accompanied by a characteristic 'whoop' sound as the child gasps for breath after coughing.
The adult version of pertussis rarely results in the telltale whoop that marks the disease in children.
. The main symptoms are severe coughing fits which, in babies and children, are accompanied by the characteristic whoop sound as the child gasps for breath after coughing.
Dr Ramsay said: 'Anyone showing signs and symptoms, which include severe coughing fits accompanied by the characteristic "whoop" sound in young children, but as a prolonged cough in older children and adults, should visit their GP.'
Babies and children can often make a distressing "whoop" sound while gasping for air after a coughing fit.
A child must distinguish between non-speech sounds like "whoop," which quickly goes down in frequency, and "wheep," which goes up.