IRC in the News
"I think it is entirely possible that we will have ended Ebola by next summer and it's also entirely possible that we don't," adds Dr. Emmanuel d'Harcourt, senior health director for the International Rescue Committee. "It could go either way."
The International Rescue Committee will become the first official philanthropic partner of the annual ball drop since the tradition started in 1907. IRC’s president and CEO, David Miliband, and four other representatives from the organization will lead the 60-second countdown to the start of 2015 and push the button to lower the New Year’s Eve ball.
The Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration is getting a small telenovela flavor this year with actor and singer Jencarlos Canela.
El conteo regresivo de los sesenta segundos para recibir el Año Nuevo en el Times Square de Nueva York, se ha convertido ya en una tradición mundial, y en esta ocasión será Jencarlos Canela el encargado de oprimir el botón que da inicio al 2015. Con ello, se convierte en el primer artista latino en ostentar este privilegio.
2015 is already shaping up to be a historic year: People en Español is reporting that Cuban-American singer and telenovela star Jencarlos Canela will be the first Latino to push the countdown timer on the New Year's Eve ball in Times Square this year.
Selected earlier this month to be the first-ever charity partner for the annual New Year's Eve celebration in New York City's Times Square, the International Rescue Committee hopes to leverage the event to raise awareness of the plight of displaced people around the world.