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Take a stroll around New York for the holidays or grab a seat at Madison Square Garden and the promotional videos for the PFL Championship nearly rival the hype for the Rockettes: "Six weight classes, six world championship fights, plus the biggest name in women's mixed martial arts."
Firms including Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu and JD.com have flourished in recent years, growing to nearly rival American Internet behemoths like Amazon and Google in their size, scope and ambition.
The new data comes on the heels of another recent independent report stating that in the past six months Sprint's 4G LTE availability had improved to nearly rival AT&T, and Sprint's average speeds had also improved.
Though the nation may be facing a Sriracha shortage, at least we now have enough serve-yourself frozen yogurt shops to nearly rival Starbucks' population density.
In a dazzle of special effects that nearly rival the first season of 'Star Trek', the actor becomes engulfed in flames and must put himelf out.
But Manuela's is lovely enough that with a bit more attention, and perhaps more sound proofing, the experience could nearly rival the spa at the Four Seasons, offering greater affordability and nearly the same sense of escape.
For wow factor, the many viewing areas along the park's two scenic drives nearly rival those of the Grand Canyon (and, thankfully, receive a fraction of the crowds).
Director Bobby Garcia's creative flair here nearly rivals that of Atlantis' successful 'Jersey Boys' in 2016.
Even though 40 miles separates Ipswich from Norwich, the intensity of hatred between the two sets of fans nearly rivals that of Rangers and Celtic.
The award-winning show, which nearly rivals "Downton" in the ratings, doesn't hit the viewer over the head with religious themes; instead, they are woven throughout the narratives, whether through Trixie's on-and-off again romance with the local vicar, or in the nun's interactions with their patients.
(http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/will-yun-lee-true-blood-hbo-role-casting/) Deadline.com describes Gus, who is a Texas based Japanese businessman, as someone "whose bigger-than-life, urban cowboy demeanour nearly rivals the size of his large Stetsons." The man is seeking revenge and will stop at nothing till he accomplishes what he has set out to achieve.