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The betting company's latest ad campaign promotes its new Android phone app, and is titled "putting the 'roid in Android." The advertisement controversially features disgraced Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson, who had his 1988 Olympic Games 100m gold medal stripped after it was revealed he used performance-enhancing drugs.

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Dave Culbert, a former Olympic long jumper, said that the ad was "pretty funny," but acknowledged that many professional athletes would be upset that a convicted drug cheat could be paid so much to appear in an advertisement.

Meanwhile a spokesperson from Sportsbet responded to the criticism on Monday, declaring that while the betting company "does not condone the use of performance-enhancing drugs" the company makes "no apologies for injecting some humour into advertising."

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NEW YORK, July 7 (Xinhua) -- Sheila Michaels Giacomo Bonaventura World Cup Jersey , who brought thetitle "Ms." to prominence, has died in New York at age 78.

Michaels' cousin Howard Nathanson said she died from acuteleukemia on June 22, according to local reports on Friday.

Michaels, who had worked as a cabdriver, technical editor andoral historian Francesco Acerbi World Cup Jersey , did not coin "Ms.," nor did she ever claim to havedone so, but she had been credited with ushering back Englishcommon parlance the courtesy title.

The first known use of "Ms." goes back to 1901, according to theMerriam-Webster dictionary.

It is used instead of "Miss" or "Mrs" "when it is unknown orunimportant whether the woman addressed is married or single."

"Mrs." is used before a married woman's surname, while "Miss" isused "as a title prefixed to the name of an unmarried woman orgirl."

Yet for generations Federico Marchetti World Cup Jersey , the term "Ms." lay largely dormant, untilMichaels started her push.

In 1961, Michaels saw the typo "Ms." on a newsletter addressedto her roommate and believed it offered women the potential of notbeing defined by marriage.

"(I) was looking for a title for a woman who did not 'belong' toa man," she said in a 2007 interview with The Guardian. Enditem
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