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Published:Tuesday | December 30, 2014 | 12:00 AM
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Army couple relocates wedding for Obama golf game


A couple getting married near President Barack Obama's vacation spot in Hawaii learned the hard way that the big day rarely goes exactly as planned. The bride and groom - both US Army captains - were scheduled to tie the knot Sunday at Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course, a military course with ocean views near Obama's rented vacation home in Kailua. But on Saturday, they were told they'd have to move their wedding away from the 16th hole because Obama and his friends planned to golf.

A person familiar with the incident says the White House didn't learn about the conflict until after the fact. The person says Obama called the bride to apologise and to offer his congratulations. The person wasn't authorised to comment publicly and requested anonymity.

Huddersfield keen to hold Wells


Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell says he has no intention of letting striker Nahki Wells go after the Bermudian came off the bench to seal a 2-1 English Championship victory over Bolton on Sunday. Powell says Wells, 24, still has a future at the West Yorkshire club - which he joined last season from League One outfit Bradford City - after the striker broke a near two-month goal drought following his entry with 14 minutes remaining.

The Bermuda international, without a goal in eight games, had been pushed out of the starting line-up after the loan signing of Wigan's Grant Holt. But Powell said after Sunday's much-needed victory, which moved Huddersfield up to 18th place in the table, that he has no intention of letting Wells leave the club.

"Nahki will get games and will score goals. He is an important player. He might not think that when he doesn't start, but I know 100 per cent what he is capable of," Powell said.

"We have to make sure we have the platform for him to play and score goals."