OMG I JUST DIED GUYS IT’S TRUE: JBJ debut in September!
The group is made of Kim Yong Guk (rank 21), Kwon Hyun Bin (rank 22), Takada Kenta (rank 24), HOTSHOT's Kid Monster aka Noh Tae Hyun (rank 25), Topp Dogg's A-Tom aka Kim Sang Kyun (rank 26), Kim Dong Han (rank 29), and Kim Tae Dong (rank 30).
The only member currently not confirmed is YGK Plus's Kwon Hyun Bin. Even CJ E&M, the company who owns Mnet, will be helping the boys once they debut. The boys will be debuting in September after the Wanna One boys are done promoting, as they don’t want to bring any kind of friction.
HOTSHOT’s label Star Crew ENT, Kim Yong Guk’s label Choon Entertainment, Kim Tae Dong's The Vibe Label, and Kim Dong Han's OUI Entertainment have all confirmed that JBJ will be happening and have stated they will be fully supporting the group.
Firstly, we would like to sincerely apologise to fans who felt worried and uneasy rather than happy regarding HOTSHOT’s sudden comeback and anticipated a high quality stage. The company is also aware of the passionate support that fans have been giving HOTSHOT and would like to convey our gratitude.
After their debut in October 214, HOTSHOT’s last official activity in Korean was their repackage album in July 2015. In the same year, they did activities in China from October and officially debuted in Japan in April 21016, focusing on overseas promotion.
Truthfully speaking, because of external problems in July 2016, the company business worsened and we had to retrench many staffs in tears. As a result,apart from needing staffs for music production, we also lacked PR staff who could manage the SNS accounts. As such, in order for HOTSHOT to release an album in 2017 with more than 3 songs, it required a production period of 6 to 7 months.
In the midst of working on their comeback, Ha Sungwoon and Noh Taehyun participated in ‘Produce 101 Season 2’ as trainees and both of their efforts paid off with good results. As everyone knows, Ha Sungwoon will promote as a member of ‘WANNA-ONE’ and Noh Taehyun will return as a member of HOTSHOT.
Currently, it has been finalised that HOTSHOT’s new song will be released on July 15th. We are awarre of the doubts surrounding whether it’s too rush of a comeback of if the company has considered our intentions. As mentioned earlier, after HOTSHOT’s activites in Japan, they have been working hard recording songs and finalising the choreography for their Korean comeback. Therefore, we were able to announce news about their comeback right after ‘Produce 101 Season 2’ ended. HOTSHOT’s July comeback has been discussed with all members and set since the beginning of the year. As such, we hope that everyone does not misundertand that the company forcefully fixed this comeback.
In the future, the company will continue to discuss HOTSHOT’s activities with the members and give them full support. With the help of a staff who has decided to take responsibility for the official Fancafe, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram which have not been managed well throughout this time, as well as preparing new channels, we aim to get them running back up as fast as possible with full dedication. With the absence of a networking team causing fans to be unable to communicate with the members, we deeply apologise and promise to be more efficient in the future.
Also, if there are plans for Noh Taehyun who received lots of love from nation producers through ‘Produce 101 Season 2’ to promote with JBJ members, the company promises to give our utmost support.
Lastly, since the company situation was the reason why HOTSHOT had to take a long hiatus from Korea promotions and made the HOTSHOT members and fans wait , we sincerely apologise and will work hard to actively communicate with the members and fans in the future. For HOTSHOT who will be making a comeback again, we ask for your warm encouragement and endless support so that they can continue performing with the love from fans. Once again, the company deeply apologises for making fans worry.
A wildfire burning Wednesday through a dense Arizona forest has forced hundreds of people from their homes, closed a major road and created a huge plume of smoke over the same area devastated by a blaze that killed 19 firefighters four years ago.
The fire near the small city of Prescott, fanned by 35 mph (56 kph) winds, has charred more than 28 square miles (73 square kilometers. More than 500 firefighters were battling the blaze.
Elsewhere across the western U.S., Utah firefighters braced Wednesday for more high winds as they try to slow a stubborn wildfire that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people from a ski resort town.
And in California, a wildfire destroyed the home of “Big Bang Theory” star Johnny Galecki on a ranch in the San Luis Obsipo area, said Nicole Perna, a spokeswoman for the 42-year-old actor.
The Arizona fire forced the evacuation of the town of Mayer along with several other mountain communities in the area, and one of the main roads into Prescott was closed. Mayer has about 1,400 residents.
Many residents have painful memories of a 2013 wildfire that killed 19 members of a Prescott-based hotshot crew almost four years to the date. (AP)
Photo credits: Stuart Johnson/The Deseret News via AP, Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News via AP (2)
The Snake River Hotshots had something to be especially thankful for this Thanksgiving. After years of working out of a warehouse district in Pocatello, Idaho, they have a new facility to call home. On November 25, community members, congressional and BLM staff, and others attended a ribbon cutting ceremony. “I am ecstatic to have the building completed,” said Idaho Falls District Manager Joe Kraaeynbrink. “The building was a long time coming and it took numerous hands to make this project come to fruition.”
The Snake River Hotshots are a Type I Interagency Hotshot Crew dedicated to wildland fire suppression. They volunteer for a variety of assignments, which include physically challenging terrain and condition, long hours, and time away from home and family. The team is a great asset to the BLM’s fire program and the community of Pocatello.
The BLM is excited to have a permanent location for the Hotshots to train and grow.
Members with the U.S. Forest Service’s Lassen Interagency Hotshot crew stationed at Susanville, Calif., observe an Alaska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter approach a landing zone June 30, 2013, over Palmer, Alaska. The 21-member team contained a 40-acre wildfire and conducted clean up operations. (DoD photo by Percy Jones, U.S. Air Force/Released)
This week, we’re featuring the most popular locations and resources from our virtual summer road trip to BLM-managed public lands across the country.
We kicked off the #mypubliclandsroadtrip in June with BLM Eastern States - basically, the 31 states east of the Mississippi. We met scientists with bats and baby woodpeckers, and had some time behind-the-scenes with the Jackson Hotshot crew. But you just can’t beat cute beach critters and beautiful sunsets along the coast.