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Bryan Washko of the Texas Department of Safety. Senior deputy Robert Andrew “Drew” Small, 48, of Wimberley was traveling west on U.S. 79 riding a 2013 Harley Davidson motocycle. A 2007 Pontiac G6 Sedan driven by Joseph Charles Miller, 17, of Cameron was traveling east on US 79. For reasons unknown, the Pontiac crossed over into the westbound lane and collided with the motorcycle, Washko said. Small was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash investigation is still active. Small was assigned to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office’s motors unit, according to a news release from Kristen Dark, senior public information director with the sheriff’s office. He was off duty at the time of the accident and was reportedly driving home from Louisiana. Small joined TCSO in December 1995, starting in dispatch, according to Dark.

UOB’s key focus areas under the Smart City financing initiative would meet selected UN Sustainable Development Goals : increased adoption of renewable energy, green building construction, energy efficiency, green transportation, water management, waste management, climate change adaptation. UOB’s framework is supported through the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Green and Sustainability-Linked Loan Grant Scheme, which establishes criteria for corporate and institutional clients wishing to access sustainable banking products . This framework requires businesses to demonstrate how their activities promote a better quality of life for residents through the aforementioned UNSDG-aligned focus areas. The UOB Smart City Sustainable Finance Framework is an expansion of the UOB Green Infrastructure Financing Framework, which the Bank launched in 2019 to provide sustainable financing to companies in the infrastructure sector. The Bank also has the UOB Real Estate Sustainable Finance Framework that guides financing for clients in support of sustainable buildings . Frederick Chin, UOB’s Head of Group Wholesale Banking and Markets, UOB, said, “The United Nations estimates that US$2.5 trillion is required annually for developing countries to bridge the financing gap in achieving the SDGs by 2030. Financial institutions can and must play a part, together with governments and businesses, to help channel more funds to sustainable development. Such efforts will go a long way in making the cities of Asia more sustainable and liveable. “At UOB, we are committed to balancing opportunity with responsibility and helping businesses across the region advance responsibly through sustainable financing.